John (JB) Boylston Fairbanks
(1855 - 1940)
John (J.B.) Boylston Fairbanks was active/lived in Utah, New York / Canada. John Fairbanks is known for landscape painting, murals.
Biography John (J.B.) Boylston Fairbanks
Born in Payson, Utah, John Fairbanks was a painter, muralist, copyist
and art educator who traveled extensively from his native state of Utah
to study in Europe, explore the Southwest, direct a major
archaeological expedition to Mexico and homestead in Canada. As a
painter he was known for his "glowing harvestscapes, a subject he knew
well from his years of farming" (Dawdy, 84). He also did many
scenes of Zion National Park, where he spent four summers, and from
1920, he painted frequently in Bryce Canyon.
His father, John
Fairbanks, was a Mormon bishop and Indian agent, and young John began
painting by copying chromolithographs. He was then given lessons
by his friend John Hafen, landscape, portrait and
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