|Marilyn L. Wheaton
Leaping Gazelle (1936), central figure in the
Levi L. Barbour Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle,
was Marshall Fredericks’s first national competition
award. It put him on the map as a serious
monumental public sculptor. It also stands at his
Curator of Education
I like Siberian Ram (1963) because Marshall
Fredericks was an excellent stone carver and
the quality of this piece is amazing. The ram
was also a popular theme in early 1900s art.
I have a small bronze Siberian Ram myself.
Fountain of Eternal Life (1964) resonates with me
because of the message of hope it conveys.
Black Elk: Homage to the Great Spirit (1998)
“Grown men can learn from very little children
for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore,
the Great Spirit may show to them many things
which older people miss.” – Black Elk
Two Bears (1965) is the first Marshall Fredericks
sculpture I encountered as a child and I
fondly remember climbing on it each time
my family visited our local public library.