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Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1897-1987

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Date of Work

1966

Medium

Plaster

Height

1 1/2"

Width

10 1/2"

Depth

9 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: 234_S3C

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Avard Fairbanks, a nationally recognized artist, joined the staff of the University of North Dakota during the tenure of President George W. Starcher as a sculptor in residence.

The plaster study of a hand holding a book is an early study piece as part of another project.

Sculptor-in-residence Avard Fairbanks’ major project while at UND involved work on a statue for the campus entitled Invitation to Learning (or Alma Mater). It was intended to be a larger-than-life work in bronze, but never developed beyond the half-size plaster maquette that is documented here.

Condition

Very good

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