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

Henry Tanner

 (1859 - 1937)
Henry Ossawa Tanner was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Kansas / France.  Henry Tanner is known for painting-religious, Orientalism, genre, figure, landscape.

Biography  
Henry Tanner

    TAN-ner    click to hear


America's first internationally renowned African-American artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh to a well-educated and devoutly religious family.  When Henry was age 13, his father, the Reverend Benjamin Tucker Tanner, moved the family to Philadelphia.  With the support of his parents and inspiration from the art of the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy to study with Thomas Eakins who became a close friend.

Tanner briefly painted animals and was determined to become the "American Landseer" in response to the demand for animal portraits.  Between 1886 and 1887 Tanner was an illustrator for Harper Brothers, a publishing firm willing to advance black artists and   ...  Displaying 750 of 7181 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

About  Henry Tanner

Born:  1859 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died:   1937 - Etaples, France
Known for:  painting-religious, Orientalism, genre, figure, landscape