American Art · Books

A New Graphic Novel Introduces Edmonia Lewis

As a big fan of 19th-century African-American and Native-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, I was excited to find out that she's now the subject of a new graphic novel, Seen: Edmonia Lewis. Thanks to publisher BOOM! Studios, I was able to read and review an advanced digital copy ahead of its September 2020 release.

American Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner (DailyArt Magazine)

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.

American Art

December 5th: Flight into Egypt by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight Into Egypt, 1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. 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… Continue reading December 5th: Flight into Egypt by Henry Ossawa Tanner