Frank Perley Fairbanks (1875-1939)

 

Frank Perley Fairbanks (1875-1939)
American Boston School Realist painter & muralist ;
F.P. Fairbanks ; Frank Fairbanks ; F. P. Fairbanks ; F. Perley Fairbanks ;
[Born July 17, 1875 in Boston, MA – died August 8, 1939 in Rome, Italy, buried in Italy]

 

FAD record control number: 55357 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Frank Perley Fairbanks (1875-1939) biography:

Birth: Born July 17, 1875 in Boston, MA ;
Death: August 8, 1939 in Rome, Italy, buried in Italy ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Cancer ;

Known for: Portrait painting ; Interior painting ; genre painting ; painting women ;
Medium: Oil ; fresco ;
Technique: Painting ; murals ;
Subjects: People ; women ; interiors ;

Areas: South End Boston, MA (1875-) ; Roxbury, MA (1903-1910) ; New York, NY (1912) ; Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY (1915-1917) ; Rome, Italy (1903-1904, 1912-1932, 1939) ; Indianapolis, IN (June, 1935) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: South End Boston, MA (1875-1900) ; Roxbury, MA (1903-1910) ; 203 Fenway Studios, Boston, MA (studio) (1905-1909) ; New York, NY (1912) ; Rome, Italy (1912-1932, 1939) ; 9 Bayard Street, Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY (1915-1917) ;
Father: Jonathan Robinson Fairbanks (1844-1920), owner of Fairbanks & Co., bottlers & war hero (Corporal) ;
Mother: Wilma (Hutchins) Fairbanks (1849-1916) ;
Relatives: Grace Fairbanks (1872-1940), sister ; Beulah Fairbanks (1873-1879), sister ; Florence Russell Fairbanks (1877-1878), sister ; Catharine B Fairbanks (1880-1881), sister ; Marjorie Fairbanks (1882-1953), sister ; Dorothy Fairbanks (1887-1915), sister ; Hester Fairbanks (1889-1889), sister ;
Spouse: Sophie Grace “Charis” (Griswold François) Fairbanks (1883-1947), wife, married October 8, 1912, New York, NY ;
Children: David Parish Fairbanks (1913-2004), son ; Barbara Francois Fairbanks (1915-1987), daughter ;

Training: Dwight School, Boston, MA, for grammar school ; Lowell School of Design, Boston, MA, in textile design (2 years) ; School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, studied drawing and painting (1903-1905) ; American Academy [of Arts and Science], Boston, MA ;
Instructors:
Work: O-Heart-San by Helen Eggleston Haskell, illustrated by Fairbanks for L. C. Page Co. (1908) ; Created painting and decoration for the following buildings: United States Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC ; Scottish Rite Temple, Washington, DC ; Office of the comptroller, Municipal Building, New York, NY ; Public Library, St. Paul, MN ;

Taught: American Academy’s School of Fine Arts. Rome, Italy (1912-1932, headed for 20 years) ;
Students:

Member: Copley Society, Boston, MA ;
Exhibited with: Paris Salons, Paris, France ; Royal Academy, London, England ; Royal Academy, New York, NY ; “Second annual exhibition”, Copley Society, Boston, MA (1902) ; 27th Annual exhibit in portraiture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA at the Boston Art Club, Boston, MA (May 26, 1903) ; “Exhibition of copies of Old Masters”, C. H. Dunton & Co, Boston, MA (November, 1905) ; “Annual exhibition”, Copley Society, Boston, MA (March 1906, July 1907) ; “Thirteen annual exhibition”, Poland Spring Art Gallery, Maine State Building, South Poland, ME (May-June, 1907, June 1908) ;
Awards: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Paige traveling scholarship, 2 years study abroad (copying old masters), $800/year income (1903-1905) ; Order Cavaliere Della Corona D’Italia, Rome, Italy ;

Milestones: Captain in the American Red Cross ; 1903 obtained a US passport ; Friends with Donald Magnus Mattison (1905-1975), whom he studies with ;

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March 14, 2020

Last updated: March 16, 2020 at 17:56 pm

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