Henry Ossawa Tanner (VHS)

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Traces the life of American painter Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937) and discusses the many difficulties he faced as a black artist. In 1893 he began painting African-American genre scenes and then specialized in biblical subjects.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
20th Century (1900-1945)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
Artist Biography
Multicultural Topics
TRC format: 
Audio-Visual