The banjo lesson henry tanner
Artist Henry Ossawa Tanner. Born June 21, , in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Henry Ossawa Tanner is America's best known and most popular African American artist born in the nineteenth century. His painting The Banjo Lesson (, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia), hangs in many classrooms and doctors' offices across the nation, Author: Beth Gersh-Nesic. Evidence in Art: Tanner’s The Banjo Lesson. They’re told in the teacher’s embrace, in his patient care, in his considerate balance of precision and accommodation, and in the juxtaposition of two faces. They’re told in the instilling of values such as diligence and in the inducement to practices such as self-expression, rehearsal, spontaneity. Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 21, As a young man, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.