Friday, June 21, 2013

Artist of the Day

When possible, I will post a work by each day's or week's birthday artist.

On a day like today, American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner, was born 
June 21, 1859.- Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 – May 25, 1937) was an African American artist. He was the first African American painter to gain international acclaim. In this image: Michael Gibbons, left, Jason Kourkonis, David Bruce, and Mark Knobelsdorf, preparators with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, hang Henry Ossawa Tanner's painting the Resurrection of Lazarus after it arrived from Paris' Musee d'Orsay at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in Philadelphia.

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