Maddox, Frederick C.
Frederick (Fred) C. Maddox of Weston, Connecticut died August 15, 2013 from a long term illness. Born in 1939 in Wales, Fred came to the United States in 1962. Shortly thereafter he met the famous architect Philip Johnson, who encouraged him to pursue his love of architecture. During the course of their early friendship, Philip introduced Fred to Lincoln Kirstein and his wife Fidelma. Mr. Kirstein is long acknowledged as one of the most important influences in the development of American Culture in the 20th Century. Fred enjoyed a close friendship with Mr. and Mrs. Kirstein, eventually inheriting their home in Weston upon their deaths. Through the Kirsteins, Fred met the elite of the NYC Ballet at the Weston house: George Balanchine, Tanaquil LeClerq, Jose "Pete" Martinez and Alexandra Danilova, to name a few. He also knew many notables in the world of art, music and literature at the gatherings in Weston, including Kirstein's brother-in-law, the world famous painter, Paul Cadmus, and his long time companion Jon Anderson. He passionately loved Jazz music. Mr. Maddox established his architectural firm in 1975, and for 38 years provided architectural and engineering services in the Manhattan and Long Island areas. He is survived by his ten year old son Daniel Maddox, his brother David Maddox and two nephews in Wales, UK. His wishes were that his son Daniel will remember him with love and perhaps follow in his footsteps.
Published in Westport News on Oct. 18, 2013