Henry Ossawa Tanner was a talented artist who made beautiful religious and genre paintings in the mid-19th and early-20th centuries. He was also the first African-American to become internationally successful as an artist. I just love Tanner's work. Read my article about him on DailyArt Magazine to find out about his life, career, and experiences in Paris.
When I decided I wanted to do a flight into Egypt painting today, I expected to pick a famous one. This common subject for religious paintings, involving Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus fleeing their persecutors on the back of a donkey has been represented by artists such as Rembrandt, Pussin, and Claude Lorrain. Instead, I fell in love with this gem by an… Continue reading December 5th: Flight into Egypt by Henry Ossawa Tanner