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.
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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
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