Edward Mitchell Bannister
(1828 - 1901)
Edward Mitchell Bannister was active/lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Brunswick / Canada. Edward Bannister is known for idealized landscape, marine, portrait and still life painting.
Subject to Copyright
Biography Edward Mitchell Bannister
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 fine artist and
ultimately attributed his art talents to his belief in God. He was
the son of a black man from Barbados and a white woman from Canada. All
British provinces abolished slavery shortly after Bannister's birth,
giving him the
... Displaying 750 of 13137 characters.
also viewed by people who viewed Edward Mitchell Bannister