Henry Ossawa Tanner | First Black Internationally Acclaimed Painter – Black History Month

Apr 6, 2012: Henry Ossawa Tanner is known as the first African-American artist to gain international success and fame. He was born in Pittsburgh in 1859, spent much of his youth in Philadelphia, but lived most of his adult life in Paris. More than 100 of his works appear in the exhibition, “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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