Henry O. Tanner letters to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tannhenrl
Creators:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937
Dates:
1885-1909
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection consists of the Henry O. Tanner letters to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Correspondence in this collection concerns the purchase of a painting by African American artist Henry O. Tanner for the Academy collection and the exhibition of Tanner's work. Letters from Robert Ogden to the Academy were written on Tanner's behalf.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was an African American painter born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who spent much of his life in Paris, France. His work often depicts biblical scenes. Tanner trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins. In 1891, Tanner traveled to Europe and settled in Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4397 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The letters are part of the records of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978; the Alexander family papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1912-1985; and the Marcia M. Mathews papers relating to Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1937-1969. The Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library holds the Henry Ossawa Tanner collection, 1907-1937.

Keywords
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Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- France -- Paris Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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