Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

Henry Ossawa Tanner Modern Spirit This beautiful book companion publication to the exhibition of the same name presents a complex overview of the life and career of the pioneering African American artist Henry O Tanner Rec

  • Title: Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit
  • Author: Anna O. Marley
  • ISBN: 9780520270749
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This beautiful book, companion publication to the exhibition of the same name, presents a complex overview of the life and career of the pioneering African American artist Henry O Tanner 1859 1937 Recognized as the patriarch of African American artists, Tanner forged a path to international success, powerfully influencing younger black artists who came after him FolloThis beautiful book, companion publication to the exhibition of the same name, presents a complex overview of the life and career of the pioneering African American artist Henry O Tanner 1859 1937 Recognized as the patriarch of African American artists, Tanner forged a path to international success, powerfully influencing younger black artists who came after him Following a preface by David Driskell, the essays in this book written by international scholars including Alan Braddock, Michael Leja, Jean Claude Lesage, Richard Powell, Marc Simpson, Tyler Stovall, and H l ne Valance explore many facets of Tanner s life, including his upbringing in post Civil War Philadelphia, his background as the son of a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal church, and his role as the first major academically trained African American artist Additional essays discuss Tanner s expatriate life in France, his depictions of the Holy Land and North Africa, and the scientific and technical innovations reflected in his oeuvre Edited and introduced by Anna O Marley, this volume expands our understanding of Tanner s place in art history, showing that his status as a painter was deeply influenced by his race but not decided by it.Contributors Brian Baade, Alan Braddock, Marcus Bruce, Adrienne L Childs, Robert Cozzolino, David Driskell, Amber Kerr Allison, Michael Leja, Jean Claude Lesage, Anna O Marley, Olivier Meslay, Richard Powell, Marc Simpson, Tyler Stovall, H l ne Valance

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    1. I love Tanner. I love his religious work (I think he'd be a prime candidate for the LDS magazine The Ensign). I love his education (Eakins was his instructor and the relationship between the realist and the idealist is one of the most interesting dynamics in art history). I love his frustration and patience with being labeled a "negro painter" instead of what he wanted--an American painter. (Ironically, it was in France that he was most able to be considered just a painter.) This collection stil [...]

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