Henry Wilmer Bannarn
(1910 - 1965)
Henry Wilmer Bannarn was active/lived in New York, Oklahoma. Henry Bannarn is known for modernist-leaning landscape, figure, sculptor.
Biography Henry Wilmer Bannarn
The following biography is based on information provided to AskART.com by Hassie Bannarn Betz, daughter of the artist:
Henry W. Bannarn was born in Wetumpka, Hughes County, Oklahoma on July 17, 1910. When he was still a very young child, the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died on September 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. His favorite subjects were related to the American negro and the struggle for equality and justice. Some of his subjects were Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Richard B. Harrison, Matthew Henson - heroes of his time and before.
He also chose to sculpt lynch victims and midwives. His art was strongly rooted in his social conscience throughout his life.
He was well known for his work with wood
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