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Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901)

Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901)
Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901)
American Barbizon landscape painter
Edward M Bannister ; E M Bannister ; Edward Bannister
[Born November, 1828 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada –  died in January 9, 1901 in Providence, RI]


FAD record control number: 28996 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901) biography:

Birth: November, 1828 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada ;
Death: January 9, 1901 in Providence, RI ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: Black ;
Zodiac: likely scorpio ;

Known for: Religious (1860s) ; genre (1860s) ; animals ; landscapes ; marines ; portraits ; still-life ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ; pen & ink ; charcoal ; photographs
Technique: Painting ; drawing ; photography ;
Subjects: Southeastern MA marines ; RI marines ; cows / cattle ;

Areas: New Brunswick, Canada (1828-1848) ; Boston, MA (1848-1870) ; New York, NY (ca.1850s-1860s) ; Providence, RI (1870-1901) ; Southeastern MA ; Rehoboth MA ; Worcester, MA ;
Region: Canada ;  North East ;
Lived: 50 Woods building, Providence, RI (1879-1891) ;
Father: Barbados-born
Mother: Scottish?-born Canadian
Spouse: Christiana Babcock (Carteaux) Bannister (1819-1902), wife, married
Children: –none-

Training: Lowell Institute (1836- ), Boston, MA under Dr. William Rimmer (1816-1879) ;
Instructors: Dr. William Rimmer (1816-1879) ;
Work: Sailor off the New England coast ; Barber ; Painting studio


Member: Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, co-founding member ;
Exhibited with: Boston Art Club. Boston, MA ; Providence Art Club, Providence, RI ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1879 ;
Awards: Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, 1876, bronze medal for Under the oaks ;

Milestones: First African-American to win a national painting award, 1876 ; Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), board member (1877-?) ; Best-known landscape painter associated with Rhode Island in the late 1800s ; mother encouraged his art and he drew and painted since age 10 ; Prominent collectors of his work during his time : George T. Downing (1819-1903), entrepreneur, Matilda Sissieretta Jones (1868-1933), black opera soprano ; Early adopter of the use of Photography in art and as art ;



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Record birth date:
May 7, 2018


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