Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Resurrection of Lazarus, 1896. Oil paint on canvas; 37-1/4 x 47-1/2 in. Musée d'Orsay: acquis en 1897. Photo: Herve Lewandoswki. © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.

Henry Ossawa Tanner and Black Artists in Paris, c. 1900

by Emily C. Burns, associate professor of art history at Auburn University

Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Resurrection of Lazarus, 1896. Oil paint on canvas; 37-1/4 x 47-1/2 in. Musée d'Orsay: acquis en 1897. Photo: Herve Lewandoswki. © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.

Emily Burns, Ph.D., is an associate professor of art history at Auburn University. Her research analyzes the circulation of artists and objects in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and interprets how mobility shapes visual culture and the cultural discourses of modernism and nationalism. She is the author of Transnational Frontiers: The American West in France (University of Oklahoma, 2018) and co-editor of Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts (Routledge, 2021). She has also written numerous articles about U.S. art in Paris, the circulation of Lakota performers and arts, and U.S. impressionism, listed at this link: https://cla.auburn.edu/art/people/faculty/emily-burns/

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