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Edward Mitchell Bannister  American  1828 -1901
Born: St. Andrews, New Brunswick  Canada 
Died: Providence Rhode Island  
Active: Boston Massachusetts  1848-1870
Providence Rhode Island  1870-1901
Addresses:  Boston Massachusetts  1850-1870 
 Providence Rhode Island  from 1871 
Studied: Lowell Institute of Design c. 1863-1865
Instructors: Dr. William Rimmer c. 1863-1865
Exhibited: Centennial Exhibition 1876 Philadelphia 
National Academy of Design 1879
Boston Athenaeum 
Boston Art Club 1873, 1877-79, 1881-83, 1891
Rhode Island School of Design Museum 
Howard University 
Providence Art Club 1901
National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston 1972
Examples of Work: Frederick Douglass Institute, Washington DC 
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC 
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 
Specialty: Painter
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: Providence Art Club (founder)
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(1828-1901) Edward Mitchell Bannister was the first African-American to win major national recognition as an artist. He was born in Canada but moved to Boston and worked as a barber while trying to establish a career as a portr... (More)

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