History of Avard T. Fairbanks, Utah
Taken from the Jefferson Fairbanks, PhD (Links Added)

Avard created many medals of distinction. He also made many bronze reliefs recognizing notable physicians.

In addition to his dedication to his work, Avard devoted time to his family which consisted of eight sons and two daughters. He taught them modeling and casting. They often helped him in his studio. Avard also did many demonstration lectures for high schools, professional clubs, medical societies, art guilds, church groups and college faculty meetings.

Avard Fairbanks was the recipient of many awards, including a medal of the Knights of Thermopylae by King Pual of Greece, an honorary degree of doctor of fine arts from Lincoln College, the Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University, the Lincoln Medal of the Sesquicentennial Commission of the Congress of the United States, and the Herbert Adams Memorial Medal for distinguished service to American sculpture. His memberships included the Architectrual League of New York, the International Institute of Arts and Letters, the Society of Oregon Artists, the Circolo Delgi Artisti di Firenzi, the Della Contrada Della Torre da Siena, Italy, and a fellow of the National Sculpture Society.

This biography was adapted from sections in "A Sculptor's Testimony in Bronze and Stone" by Eugene F. Fairbanks.

Jefferson Fairbanks, PhD

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