Fairbanks, Avard T. (Avard Tennyson), 1897-1987
- Existence: 1897 - 1987
Avard Tennyson Fairbanks (1897-1987) was Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.
Avard Tennyson Fairbanks was born March 2, 1897 in Provo, Utah to John B. and Lilly Annetta Huish Fairbanks. He married Beatrice Maude Fox on June 25, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had ten children. Avard's father was a talented artist, and Avard followed in his footsteps, becoming well-known at a young age. He was called a "Young Michelangelo." He graduated from Yale and the University of Michigan and was eventually appointed Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Avard died January 1, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:NUCMC files (Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson, 1897-1987; sculptor; Avard T. Fairbanks; Avard Fairbanks)
LC data base, 1-5-87 (hdg.: Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson, 1897-; usage: Avard T. Fairbanks)
Wikipedia, website viewed August 20, 2014 (Avard Fairbanks; Avard Tennyson Fairbanks; prolific 20th-century American sculptor; born March 2, 1897, Provo, Utah; died January 1, 1987, Salt Lake City, Utah; studied at Art Students League of New York; Bachelor's degree, Yale University; Master's degree, University of Washington; studied at the Guggenheim Fellowship in Florence, Italy; Ph.D., anatomy, Univeristy of Michigan; professor of scupture at University of Michigan; resided in Ann Arbor while going to school and teaching; member of the faculty of the University of Oregon and University of Utah; did friezes for the LDS Laie Hawaii Temple and Angel Moroni statues for several LDS temples)
FamilySearch, via WWW, May 16, 2011 (Avard Tennyson Fairbanks; b. 2 March 1897 in Provo, Utah to John Boylston and Lilly Annette Huish Fairbanks; m. Beatrice Maude Fox on 25 June 1918; d. 1 January 1987)
Fairbanks Art, via WWW, May 16, 2011 (Avard Tennyson Fairbanks; called "Young Michaelangelo"; went to Yale, and University of Michigan; Dean of Fine Arts at University of Utah; had 10 children)
Cope and Fairbanks family papers, 1830-2017 (Avard T. Fairbanks)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Avard T. Fairbanks papers
Correspondence (including with church officials), lecture notes, addresses, sketches, and drawings of Avard T. Fairbanks, a sculptor and professor of fine arts.
Avard T. Fairbanks photographs
Collection include 444 photographs of Avard T. Fairbanks family and artwork.
John B. and Avard T. Fairbanks photograph collection
This collection contains twenty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs by John B. Fairbanks. The photographs are of Benjamin Cluff, streets and buildings in Provo, New York Harbor, his family members, and members of the Central American Expedition. Also in the collection are forty eight 11 x 14 enlargements of photographs of sculptures created by Avard T. Fairbanks. The sculptures are of a variety of subjects, including Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Abraham Lincoln, and the pioneers.
Daniel Cowan Jackling photographs
Collection includes photographs, with one corresponding safety film negative, of Jackling taken between approximately 1900-1959. Most of the photographs document the unveiling of his statue in the Utah State Capitol building in 1954.
Life of Avard T. Fairbanks, sculptor
Representative sculpture, biography, and bibliography of Avard T. Fairbanks
Illustrations of creative art, news clippings, correspondence, a biography by Eugene Fairbanks, biographical notes, bibliographies, and miscellaneous items. The materials were collected by Avard's son Eugene Fairbanks.
Treasurer's Office records
Contains correspondence concerning the exchange of art work for tuition credits for relatives of Avard Fairbanks, and account statements concerning the arrangements. Materials date from between 1940 and 1951.