(1882 - 1931)
Edwin Augustus Harleston was active/lived in South Carolina. Edwin Harleston is known for street figure-genre, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Edwin Harleston
Constantly constrained by both racial barriers and family duty, Edwin Augustus Harleston, who was once described by W. E. B. DuBois as the "leading portrait painter of the race," was never able to fully devote himself to his art. Born in Charleston, South Carolina to a prosperous African American family, "Teddy" Harleston graduated as valedictorian from the Avery Normal Institute, the first accredited secondary school for African Americans in the area. He went on to attend Atlanta University, where he studied under DuBois, a renowned scholar and future co-founder of the NAACP. His enduring relationship with DuBois fueled Harleston's academic ambitions and political activism. Determined to rise to his mentor's challenge to the "talented tent
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