Wednesday, June 21, 2017

On a day like today in 1859, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937) was born

Tanner,Henry Ossawa (1859-1937) The resurrection of Lazarus, 1896 Canvas, 95 x 215 cm R.F. 1980-173 Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 - May 25, 1937) was an African American artist. He was the first African American painter to gain international acclaim. In this image: Michael Gibbons, left, Jason Kourkonis, David Bruce, and Mark Knobelsdorf, preparators with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, hang Henry Ossawa Tanner's painting the Resurrection of Lazarus after it arrived from Paris' Musee d'Orsay at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in Philadelphia.