Born Marshall Maynard Fredericks on January 31 to Frank Arthur Fredericks and Frances Margaret Bragg, in Rock Island, Illinois.
Attended John Huntington Polytechnic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
Graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and was awarded the Herman Matzen Traveling Scholarship in Sculpture. Traveled to Scandinavia and met Swedish sculptor Carl Milles.
Volunteered for the U.S. armed services and was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in Arizona.
Married Rosalind Bell Cooke.
Served with the Intelligence Section of the Twentieth Bombing Squad in the India-Burma Theatre.
Awarded rank of lieutenant colonel and discharged honorably from the service, returned to Michigan and established a studio in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Established working studios in New York City and Norway to accommodate monumental castings. Introduced and exported Norwegian granites to the United States.
Received the Fine Arts Medal from the American Institute of Architects.
The Spirit of Detroit is installed in front of the City-County Building (now the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) in Detroit.
Expanding Universe Fountain is installed and dedicated at the United States State Department Building in Washington, D.C.; Freedom of the Human Spirit, commissioned by the city of New York, is installed at the 1964 New York World’s Fair; the Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life is dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30.
Established the Disabled Americans Denmark Meeting, an exchange program between Denmark the U.S. for disabled young adults, in cooperation with the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Urban Hansen, and with the patronage of Princess Benedikte of Denmark.
Began serving as acting Danish Consul for the state of Michigan.
Appointed by Danish King Frederik IX and served as Royal Danish Consul for the state of Michigan.
Served on the Board of Trustees of Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
Appointed by Michigan Governor William G. Milliken to serve on the Special Commission on Art in State Buildings.
Received the Michigan Academy Award from the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
Named chairman of the Art Committee at Brookgreen Gardens.
Invited by US Ambassador to Canada, James Blanchard, to participate in the Art in Embassies program in overseas embassies.
More than two dozen Fredericks’ sculptures are displayed in the newly opened Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Requested by Millesġarden to enlarge a 1930s sketch model by Carl Milles into a bronze sculpture to be placed over the Nacka Strand, across the Fjord from Millesġarden.
Torso of a Dancer was selected for exhibition in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.