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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.

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.

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About  Edward Mitchell Bannister

Born:  1828 - St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Died:   1901 - Providence, Rhode Island
Known for:  idealized landscape, marine, portrait and still life painting