Flying Wild Geese

Flying Wild Geese

Photo by William J. Hebert

Representational imagery of native animals, birds, even plant life, was significant to the earliest collecting efforts of Fred and Lena Meijer. In particular, there was an interest in bronze sculpture that could be placed in the natural environment. Many of these works were meant to harmonize with a given environment, like the elegant Flying Wild Geese, while other works evoked the Meijers' memories of their respective childhoods in farming communities in rural Michigan.   

Marshall Fredericks. Flying Wild Geese, 1955 (cast 1991). Bronze, 41 x 60 x 36 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Marshall Fredericks.