Fairbanks, Avard. Abraham Lincoln Porcelain Bust
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Lincoln, Abraham. Porcelain bust by Avard Fairbanks. 13″ x 9″ (sight).
According to Fairbanks’ son, about 10 were made — though this is the very first we have seen!
Fairbanks, Avard T. (1897 – 1987) taught in Portland, Ann Arbor, and Salt Lake City. He studied under Injalbert in Paris and is renowned for his plaster and bronze works. His body of work includes statues of historical figures, impressive bronze doors, memorials, and fountains. Reflecting his life-long admiration for Lincoln, his statue, “The Frontiersman,” standing in Oahu, is a masterpiece; and his four “Heads of Lincoln,” showing Lincoln from youth to president, grace the Ford’s Theatre museum.
His other Lincoln works include “Lincoln at New Salem” at the historical site; “The Chicago Lincoln,” recently restored and standing watch over Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood; and “Lincoln the Friendly Neighbor” in Berwyn, IL.