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"The Beauty of the African and the Afro-American": the Visual Arts

Some of the most colorful and memorable visual images we have of the Harlem Renaissance were created by the painters, sculptors, and photographers who were active during the 1920s. While African American writers, dramatists, and musicians were exploring their black identity, tapping into their rich cultural heritage, and forging new paths of their own, visual artists were doing the same thing. But before reaching the exciting years of the Harlem Renaissance, they had to overcome many obstacles to even practice their art forms.

Early African American Artists Faced Obstacles

Tanner Achieves International Recognition

The first African American artist to gain international prominence was Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937). His career was nearing its end by the time of the Harlem Renaissance, but he influenced many younger artists. Born in 1859 to a Baptist minister and his...

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