365 Days of Art: October 19 – Henry Ossawa Tanner Wins French Art Award

Henry Ossawa Tanner, Daniel in the Lions' Den, 1907-1918 (recreation of the original, award-winning 1895 work, which was lost)
Henry Ossawa Tanner, Daniel in the Lions’ Den, 1907-1918 (recreation of the original, award-winning 1895 work, which was lost)

October 19, 1900

Henry Ossawa Tanner, a black painter who moved to France to escape American racial prejudice, wins the silver medal at the Universal Exposition in Paris for his painting Daniel in the Lions Den. He is one of Thomas Eakins’ all-time favorite students from their days at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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