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Sculptor:
Fredericks, Marshall M. 1908-1998  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Wyandotte Public Schools Jefferson Elementary School 1515 15th Street On front facade Wyandotte Michigan 48126
Date:
1950. Dedicated Oct. 1950
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Michigan survey, 1993.
Image on file.
American Artist (Sept. 1954).
(On left proper bottom edge of sculpture:) Marshall M. Fredericks 1950 (On left proper top edge of sculpture:) GORHAMS signed Founder's mark appears.
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.
Summary:
A relief mounted to the brick facade of a school building. Two children, a boy and a girl, sit on a log in front of a bear and turn their heads to the proper left toward the bear's head, which is tilted, looking at them. A moose stands to the proper left of the children and bear, looking down on them. The sculpture has a blue green patina.
Topic:
Children  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000489
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_334618