Painting: Methodist in Paris

"For several years," observed New York's Current Literature magazine in 1908, "the art world of Paris has shown interest in the work of Henry O. Tanner, an American painter who has done much toward strengthening that high position won for us by Sargent and Whistler. In America, recognition of Tanner's genius has been retarded by the fact that he is a Negro."

Tanner never did win great acclaim at home during his lifetime. But now Washington's National Collection of Fine Arts is about to correct the oversight with a retrospective of 80 paintings,...

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