Avard Fairbanks

Avard Fairbanks

Fellow: Awarded 1927

Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-02-1897

Died: 01-01-1987

Website: http://www.avardfairbanks.com/

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Fairbanks, Avard: Appointed to do creative work in sculpture, principally in Italy; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1927.

Born March 2, 1897, at Provo, Utah. Education: Art Students League, New York City, Board of Control Scholarship, 1910–11 and the S. A. F. Scholarship, 1911–12; Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts, Ecole Colorossi, Ecole La Grande Chaumière, and Ecole Moderne, Paris, 1913–14; Yale University, School of Fine Arts, 1924–25, B. F. A.; pupil of John B. Fairbanks, James E. Fraser, Charles R. Knight, J. Leo Fairbanks, A. P. Proctor, Henry Davenport, Robert George Eberhard, and Jean Antoine Ingalbert.

Assistant Professor of Art, University of Oregon, 1920–27.

Sculpture Work: Service Memorial, Oregon Agricultural College, Doughboy of Idaho (State Memorial); The Blessing of Joseph, Laie, Hawaii; Typical Life of Hawaiians, McInerny Home, Honolulu; Service Memorial, Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon; The Washburne Fountain, Eugene, Oregon; bronze doors, U. S. National Bank, Portland, Oregon; Heat and Power, panels for power house, University of Oregon; Old Oregon Trail Medallion, marker for Old Oregon Trail; The Three Witnesses Memorial, Salt Lake City; tabernacle door, for Altar of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Eugene, Oregon; Ezra Meeker bust, University of Oregon.