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Henry Ossawa Tanner

[African-American Realist Painter, 1859-1937]

• Relationships: Studied under Thomas Eakins, Bouguereau, Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin-Constant.
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Original works by Henry Ossawa Tanner available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago
The Two Disciples at the Tomb

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago Art Explorer - Images and Text Resources
Detailed information about the artist and his works

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Flight into Egypt, 1899

Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1897

Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Seine, ca.1902

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Spinning by Firelight--The Boyhood of George Washington Gray

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Gate in Tangier, etching, ca.1910

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Christ Walking on the Waters, etching, ca.1910

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
The Wreck, etching, ca.1913

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Mosque, Tangier, etching, ca.1912-14

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Return from the Crucifixion, 1936

La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia
Mary, 1898 (click "next" to see the painting)

Henry Ossawa Tanner in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Georgia Landscape, 1889-90

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
The Miraculous Haul of Fishes, ca.1913-14

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Landscape

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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4 works by Henry Ossawa Tanner online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Gateway, Tangier, ca.1912

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Horse of the Khedive - Egypt

Henry Ossawa Tanner at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Les Invalides, Paris, 1896

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
The Good Shepherd, 1920

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Mary, ca.1908

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner in the Artchive

Notable SiteHenry Ossawa Tanner at The Athenaeum
7 works online

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Los Angeles Police Department, Art Theft Detail
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PBS
Biographical info from the African American World section of the PBS website

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Papers of African American Artists (see the links at right)

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Henry Ossawa Tanner  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
A Missing Question Mark: The Unknown Henry Ossawa Tanner

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Painting the World's Christ: Tanner, Hybridity, and the Blood of the Holy Land

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Henry Ossawa Tanner papers online

The Magazine Antiques
"An appreciation of Henry Ossawa Tanner"


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