Over the last forty years, renewedinterest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) has vaulted him intoexpanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged asthe most studied and recognized representative of African American art duringthe nineteenth century. This lecture examines Tanner‘s life and career based onDr. Frank Woods’ new biography Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, andLegacy (Routledge, 2017.)
Frank Woods is Assistant of Professorof African American Art History at the University of North Carolina atGreensboro. He is the former director of the African American Studies Programat UNCG and has published recently in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, AmericanArt, and The Journal of Black Masculinity.
This lecture is sponsored by theUNCG School of Art, Lloyd International Honors College, and the AfricanAmerican and African Diaspora Studies Program. A reception follows.
Free to the public