Marshall Frederick’s The Thinker was created based on a request for a thinker like that of Auguste Rodin’s. Fredericks toyed with human figures before ultimately settling on the chimpanzee. Fredericks had a fondness for primates, and this one seems to be deep in thought.
Marshall Fredericks. The Thinker, 1938 (cast 1995). Bronze, 25 x 18 x 19 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Marshall Fredericks.