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Oral history interview with Marshall Fredericks, 1981 Aug. 5

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound cassettes; 68 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Marshall Fredericks conducted 1981 Aug. 5, by Joy Colby, in Fredericks' studio, in Royal Oak, Mich.
Fredericks speaks of his childhood and family background; his education; how his interest in sculpture began; Carl Milles and others who influenced him; his interest in Scandinavia; his early career in sculpture; his important commissions, including the Cleveland War Memorial; his service in the military during World War II; his work in Norway; and his family. His wife Rosalind also contributes to the interview.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marshall Fredericks (1908-1998) was a sculptor from Birmingham, Mich.


This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Marshall Fredericks, 1981 Aug. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.