• Henry Ossawa Tanner

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    Henry Ossawa Tanner, born June 21, 1859. Henry Ossawa Tanner in 1907 by Frederick Gutekunst Born on June 21, 1859, Tanner was the first African-American painter to gain international renown.
    His father was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, his mother an escaped slave. The family was affluent, well educated and reluctant to allow Tanner to pursue his interest in painting. But his parents eventually responded to their son's unflagging desire to pursue an artistic career and encouraged his ambitions.
    In 1879, he enrolled to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine...
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