Arts Everyday Living: Through an African-American Artist’s Eyes–The Moods of Nature

Edward Mitchell Bannister, The Farm Landing, 1892, oil on canvas, The White House, Washington, D.C.

Although born in Canada, African-American artist Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901) lived and worked mainly in Providence, Rhode Island, creating often moving tributes to nature.  Note the contrast in mood and color between The Farm Landing above and Approaching Storm below.

Edward Mitchell Bannister, Approaching Storm, 1886, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

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