Hal Greer was the first African American to play for a college team in West Virginia at Marshall University and later became a legendary NBA All-Star. Frederick designed the twelve-foot sculpture doing the classic one-hand jump shot, which captured the very essence of his basketball career.
Fanny Jackson Coppin
Fanny Jackson Coppin was an educator and advocate for female higher education. This sculpture can be found in Maryland at Coppin State University.
Katherine Johnson Sculpture
Katherine Johnson is historically known as one of the first African American women to work as a NASA scientist. West Virginia State University wanted to honor Katherine Johnson on her 100th birthday with a sculpture by a West Virginia native, Frederick Hightower
An American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician raised in Beckley WV. Mayor Rappold, and the community commissioned Frederick to place a bronze sculpture in Beckley Intermodal Gateway.
The first mural Frederick Hightower ever did was of the famous Bishop T.D. Jakes. The mural of Bishop Jakes portrays his life in the ministry. The final mural which is still in the works is at his church All Nations Revival Center.
All of Frederick Hightower’s portraits are hand-drawn or painted. His portraits include a wide range of pigment choices and have a satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects.