A. Joseph Kinkel

Fred and Lena Meijer

Fred Meijer discovered the work of A. Joseph Kinkel in his travels, and commissioned this portrait sculpture and several variations. While the earliest version featured only Fred, Lena Meijer was added by the artist. This charming duo, a favorite at Meijer Gardens, has been recorded countless times in photographs. Kinkel designed the sculpture so visitors could join Fred and Lena seated on the bench, while the site was developed to allow groups to gather around.
A. Joseph Kinkel. Fred and Lena Meijer, 2004. Bronze, 48 x 90 x 35 inches. Anonymous gift.

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