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New bust of Cyrus Dallin unveiled at Arlington museum

Posted by Brock Parker  July 15, 2013 11:06 AM

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Daniel Fairbanks with a plaster cast of Cyrus Dallin bust now on display at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in Arlington. Photo courtesy the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum.

A new bust of the late Cyrus Dallin is now on display at the museum named for the famed Arlington sculptor.

The bust of a young Dallin was unveiled at the museum in late June and is a plaster cast of a 2012 sculpture created by Daniel Fairbanks in Arlington Town Hall, according to the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum.

Fairbanks is the associate dean of science and health and a professor of biology at Utah Valley University. He is also an artist and great grandson of the late painter John B. Fairbanks, who knew Dallin.

Fairbanks’ sculpture is based on a photograph of Dallin when he was 22 years old. Sculptor Robert Shure of Skylight Studios in Woburn then made a mold of Fairbanks’ clay model and cast it in plaster for the museum’s collection.

Dallin, who was born in 1861 and died in 1944, sculptures include the “Paul Revere” statue in Boston’s North End and the “Appeal to the Great Spirit” in front of the Museum of Fine Art. The museum is located at 611 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington Center.

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