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Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art – The Ascendency of Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, and Edmonia Lewis - University Press of Mississippi
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Race and Racism in Nineteenth-Century Art: The Ascendency of Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, and Edmonia Lewis

Naurice Frank Woods Jr.

Abstract

Painters Robert Duncanson (ca. 1821–1872) and Edward Bannister (1828–1901) and sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. 1844–1907) each became accomplished African American artists. But as emerging art makers of color during the antebellum period, they experienced numerous incidents of racism that severely hampered their pursuits of a profession that many in the mainstream considered the highest form of social cultivation. Despite barriers imposed upon them due to their racial inheritance, these artists shared a common cause in demanding acceptance alongside their white contemporaries as capable paint ... More

Keywords: Robert Duncanson, Edward Bannister, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Painters, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496834348
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496834348.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naurice Frank Woods Jr., author
University of North Carolina at Greensboro