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 Edward Mitchell Bannister  (1828 - 1901)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Rhode Island/New Brunswick / Canada      Known for: idealized landscape, marine, portrait and still life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Edward Bannister
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Birth
1828 (St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada)
 
Death
1901 (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Massachusetts/Rhode Island/New Brunswick / Canada


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idealized landscape, marine, portrait and still life painting

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Black American Artists
Edward Mitchell Bannister (b. 1828 sometimes listed as 1826 or 1833- d. 1901)

He was the best-known landscape painter associated with Rhode Island in the late 1800s, and was the first African-American artist to win national recognition.  At the Philadelphia World Centennial of 1876, Edward Bannister was the only New England artist to win a bronze medal.

Born and raised in the small seaport town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, Bannister had a long path to becoming a (showing 500 of 13166 characters).



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