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Fredericks, Marshall M. 1908-1998  Search this
Richards, John N.  Search this
Hayes, Rutherford B  Search this
McGuffey, William Holmes  Search this
Indian  Search this
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Administered by Ohio State University The Office of the University Architect and Physical Planning 400 Central Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Road Columbus Ohio 43210
Located Ohio State University 1729 North High Street Ohio Union Columbus Ohio
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Ohio, Columbus survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Marshall Fredericks scp signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Six reliefs installed on the facade of a building depict the history of the Ohio River Valley area. Panel one shows an 18th century Miami Indian in tribal dress holding a peace pipe in his proper left hand. A bear, typical of the wild animals of the time, stands beside him. Panel two represents the pioneers who swelled Ohio's population in the early 19th century. A standing guide leans on his musket, and a traveler kneels at his feet. Johnny Appleseed is featured on panel three as a bearded man planting a tree. A boy learns how tend the plant as his mother and infant sister look on. Statesmanship and education are represented on the fourth panel with the state seal and full length portraits of Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor of Ohio and President of the United States, and William Holmes McGuffey, an educator. An early school desk and school bell also appear in the image.
Panel five depicts Ohio's agricultural and industrial features. A standing, bare-chested male figure holds a scythe in his proper left hand and a model of the Wright Brothers' airplane in his proper right hand. Seated below is a potter making a base on his pottery wheel. Ohio's steel, coal and milling industries are represented on the sixth panel. A male figure holds a ladle in his proper right hand and a model of an ore boat in his proper left hand. The figure also wears a foundry apron. Other images include a crucible pouring molten steel, miners loading coal into cars and wheel to represent the milling industry.
History--United States--Ohio  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education  Search this
Ethnic--Miami  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Occupation--Other--Pioneer  Search this
Figure group--Family  Search this
Literature--Character--Johnny Appleseed  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Occupation--Craft--Potter  Search this
Control number:
IAS OH000325
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums