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Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937).
November 15, 2001
Henry Ossawa Tanner, painter of biblical, landscape and genre subjects, was the first black artist elected to full membership in the National Academy. Pennsylvania-born Tanner studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in France, where he settled. He developed a fine reputation, based principally on his biblical paintings, on both sides of the Atlantic.
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