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Henry Ossawa Tanner : American Artist - Marcia M. Mathews

Henry Ossawa Tanner

American Artist

Paperback Published: 1st January 1969
ISBN: 9780226510064
Number Of Pages: 278

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Mathews's standard biography of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), based on extensive research in archives in this country and family records in France. An important artist in the salons of Paris, Tanner was born and studied in Philadelphia but left America for Europe, where his race would not stand in the way of his ambition. Providing a full account of the artist's life and art, "Henry Ossawa Tanner" gives readers insight into the art trends of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as into the struggle of African Americans of this period.
" Tanner] ranks not only as the first truly distinguished Negro American artist but as one of America's first outstanding successes in the salons of Europe. In this work Mathews] has significantly added to our knowledge of the history of American art."--John Hope Franklin, from the Foreword
"The book gives the main facts of Tanner's life and successfully places his artistic work in its historic context....It is a welcome and useful volume."--August Meier, "Journal of American History"

List of Plates
Early Years
Studies under Thomas Eakins
Life in the South
The Artist in America, 1891
City of Light
Salon Success
""Raising of Lazarus""
The Turn of the Century
Changing Scenes
Happy Years
The Years Immediately Preceding World War I
The War
Aftermath of the War
Time of Change
Years of Stress
The Depression
Last Years
The End
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ISBN: 9780226510064
ISBN-10: 0226510069
Series: Negro American Biographies and Autobiographies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st January 1969
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: New edition