Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner - The Banjo Lesson

As promised, I’ll be bringing you a number of posts throughout the month of March about the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).  One of the exhibits I’m most excited about features the work of African American painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Henry Ossawa Tanner - Gateway, Tangier

Tanner, who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, spent much of his life in his beloved France.  His work had quite an international appeal.  Just one look, and you can see why.  There is an air of mystery behind each of Tanner’s pieces.


You can see the exhibit of Tanner’s work, Free To Be: The Artistry And Impact of African American Artists in Paris, 1900-1940, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Henry Ossawa Tanner - The Annunciation

And find out more about upcoming PIFA events on Twitter and Facebook.

{This post is sponsored by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.}

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