A SCULPTOR'S TESTIMONY IN BRONZE AND STONE - Sacred Sculpture of Avard T. Fairbanks

A SCULPTOR'S TESTIMONY IN BRONZE AND STONE - Sacred Sculpture of Avard T. Fairbanks

By: Fairbanks, Eugene F.

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; Avard Tennyson Fairbanks's contribution to Mormon art is so vast and so familiar to Latter-day Saints that he all but defined Mormon aesthetics for the greater part of a century, along with just a few other prominent Mormon artists. Like his father, an "art missionary" to Paris, Avard studied abroad, then came home to express his faith in oil and bronze. Fairbanks is renowned for his monumental The Tragedy of Winter Quarters in Nebraska, four monuments on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the Angel Moroni on four temples, and the friezes on the Hawaiian temple and its baptismal font. Young Avard was doing commissioned work in 1915 at age eighteen. During more than a fifty-year career he placed four monumental-scale statues at the nation's capitol; another in Sparta, Greece; two in U. S. Cathedrals; and one each in downtown Chicago, Gettysberg, and Lake Tahoe. His work ranged from "The Awakening of Aphrodite" in Oregon to "Padres Dominguez and Escalante" in Utah. He produced portraits of a Canadian prime minister and a Chrysler board chairman, and designed the winged mermaid hood ornament for the 1930 Plymouth. His firm belief in Mormonism is the theme of this book, with a hint of his secular accomplishments but emphasis on the sacred. The artist died in 1987.

; 9" x 11"; 160 pages

Title: A SCULPTOR'S TESTIMONY IN BRONZE AND STONE - Sacred Sculpture of Avard T. Fairbanks

Author Name: Fairbanks, Eugene F.

Categories: Mormon, Books,

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Publishers Press: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 43381

Keywords: LDS Mormon Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints New Books,