Marshall M. Fredericks

born Rock Island, IL 1908-died Birmingham, MI 1998
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Marshall Maynard Fredericks, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0119969
Also known as
  • Marshall Maynard Fredericks
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Active in
  • Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
  • American

Marshall M. Fredericks graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and taught at the Cranbrook Academy of Art for almost ten years. He grew interested in large-scale sculpture while working in his fathers construction business and created monuments that still stand in the public spaces of Cleveland, Detroit,and other midwestern cities. His sculptures depict religious and mythical figures, historical events, and ideals such as "eternal life" and "justice." Fredericks's allegorical figures and groups pull the viewers attention upward and outward, glorifying the public spaces that people ordinarily take for granted.