Marshall Fredericks served in the US military during World War II. Upon his discharge from the Air Force in 1945, he returned to sculpture and was commissioned to create a number of war memorials. Many of these monuments featured eagles, as seen in Standing Eagle.
Marshall Fredericks. Standing Eagle, ca. 1948. Bronze, 26 x 11 x 12 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Marshall Fredericks.