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Summary

Henry Ossawa Tanner (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., died in Paris, France) was a famous Artist from USA, who lived between June 21, 1859 and May 25, 1937. He became 77 years old.

Biography

Henry Ossawa Tanner is an African-American painter who studied under Thomas Eakins.

He was the son of Benjamin Tucker, pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Sarah Miller Tanner, a teacher. Tanner was the eldest of nine children. In 1864 he followed his family to Philadelphia where he began his passion for the arts. In 1879-1885, he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and teachers were Thomas Eakins. He opened his own painting studio in 1886 in Philadelphia. After a stint in Atlanta, he taught drawing at Clark University. He traveled to France in 1891 where he attended John Paul Laurens at the Julian Academy and joined the American Art Students Club of Paris.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 9 quotes who is written / told by Henry.

Related authors: Benjamin Tucker

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ossawa_Tanner

Famous quotes by Henry Ossawa Tanner (9)


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"The physical characteristics of the child Jesus will always remain a point of discussion. No artist has ever produced a type, nor ever will, that has in it all that the varying minds of all time will acknowledge as complete"
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"My effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident in the original setting... but at the same time give the human touch to convey to my public the reverence and elevation these subjects impart to me"
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"I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind"
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"I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage - though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow"
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"Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise"
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"It seemed to me that this might be a great pageant, which would give a chance for a very interesting picture"
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"My efforts have been to not only put the Biblical incident in the original setting, but at the same time give the human touch which makes the whole world kin and which ever remains the same"
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"Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior"
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"I will preach with my brush"


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