Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Edward 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 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.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Subject to Copyright

About  Edward Bannister

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