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Avard Fairbanks Sculpts A Champion Stallion, January 1939

Avard Fairbanks Sculpts A Champion Stallion, January 1939 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 18, 1939
Caption
MODELING CHAMPION STALLION: Avard T. Fairbanks, Ann Arbor sculptor, is shown with his nearly completed clay model of Obusier, 189153, rated the best imported stallion at the International Livestock show in Chicago last fall and owned by E. A. Hunter of Ann Arbor. The horse was added to the Dhu Varren Farms herd of outstanding Percherons last month. The clay model is to be cast in bronze and one model will be sent to Michigan State College for exhibition purposes.

Avard T. Fairbanks, Sculptor and University of Michigan instructor, April 1938

Avard T. Fairbanks, Sculptor and University of Michigan instructor, April 1938 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 28, 1938
Caption
PREPARING FOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION OPENING MONDAY: The annual exhibition of work of students in sculpturing in the University Institute of fine arts will open Monday night and will be held in the concourse of the Michigan League through commencement week. Students and faculty of the department are busy modeling and casting their pieces. In the upper picture, Miss Rosemary Mowery (left) of 718 Monroe St. is putting finishing touches to her model, "The Acrobat," and Miss Alice Frayer of Cranbook is shown at the right with her figure of "Parzifal." In the lower picture Prof. Avard Fairbanks, associate professor of sculpture in the institute, is critically touching up his figure of "Snowboy," for which his son, David, was the model last winter.

U-M Sculpture Class of Avard T. Fairbanks, April 1938

U-M Sculpture Class of Avard T. Fairbanks, April 1938 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 28, 1938
Caption
PREPARING FOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION OPENING MONDAY: The annual exhibition of work of students in sculpturing in the University Institute of fine arts will open Monday night and will be held in the concourse of the Michigan League through commencement week. Students and faculty of the department are busy modeling and casting their pieces. In the upper picture, Miss Rosemary Mowery (left) of 718 Monroe St. is putting finishing touches to her model, "The Acrobat," and Miss Alice Frayer of Cranbook is shown at the right with her figure of "Parzifal." In the lower picture Prof. Avard Fairbanks, associate professor of sculpture in the institute, is critically touching up his figure of "Snowboy," for which his son, David, was the model last winter.

Dove Of Peace Sculpted In Snow By Avard Fairbanks, January 1946

Dove Of Peace Sculpted In Snow By Avard Fairbanks, January 1946 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1946
Caption
'PEACE ON EARTH' IN SNOW: Prof. Avard Fairbanks, University sculpture instructor, has modeled the dove of peace perched on the globe, symbol of the hopes of all mankind. Prof. Fairbanks annually sculptures a timely work on snow in the yard of his home at 1051 Lincoln Ave.

Snow Dragon in the yard of U-M professor and sculptor, Avard T. Fairbanks, February 1942

Snow Dragon in the yard of U-M professor and sculptor, Avard T. Fairbanks, February 1942 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 18, 1942
Caption
SNOW DRAGON SNAGS A JAP: Sculptor Avard Fairbanks has as the theme of his annual snow figure in the yard of his home on Lincoln Ave., a long-tailed dragon with the torn clothing of a Jap hanging from his mouth. Two of Fairbanks' sons are seen fearlessly playing around the dragon, apparently unafraid.

Avard Fairbanks and Sculpture "Colt Pegasus," February 1947

Avard Fairbanks and Sculpture "Colt Pegasus," February 1947 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 18, 1947
Caption
LAST WORK HERE: Prof. Avard Fairbanks, who is leaving the University to become dean of the newly created School of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, surveys the last major sculpture study in which he will engage while here. The recently completed work, "Colt Pegasus," was created for the gardens of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson in Rochester and will be on view to the public at an open house to be held in Prof. Fairbanks' studio, second floor of University hall, from 1 to 5 o'clock tomorrow. The sculpture is now in clay form and will later be cast in bronze and placed on a base of rainbow granite carved in the form of billowing clouds. The elusive steed of the Muses, under Prof. Fairbanks hands, wears a "catch-me-if-you-can-look" and is portrayed taking off into the sky on a flight of fancy. Prof. Fairbanks has been associate professor at the University's Institute of Fine Arts for the past 17 years.