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Artist
    (June 21, 1859-May 25, 1937)
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Artist known for his portraits and paintings of religious subjects
    Works include 'Daniel in the Lions Den,' 'The Resurrection of Lazarus,' 'Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City' and 'The Banjo Lesson'
    His father tried to discourage his interest in art.
    He opened a photography studio that failed (1888).
    He spent most of his career as an expatriate in Paris.
    During World War I, he worked for the Red Cross and painted soldiers at the front lines.
    He was the first black American artist to gain international renown.
    The French government named him a chevalier of the Legion of Honor (1923).
    A retrospective of his work at the Smithsonian was the first major solo exhibition for a black artist in the US (1969).

Credit: C. Fishel


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