ALL: Master Collection List

 

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

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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