Henry O. Tanner letters to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1885-1909

Tanner, Henry Ossawa, b. 1859 d. 1937
Painter, Educator, Photographer, Illustrator
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.; Atlanta, Ga.

Collection size: 0.1 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letters concern the purchase of a Tanner painting for the Academy collection and the exhibition of Tanner's work. Letters from Robert Ogden to the Academy were written on Tanner's behalf.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Paris, France. Born Pittsburgh, Pa. Painted mainly biblical scenes. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1891, Tanner traveled to Europe, settling in Paris, where he remained until his death.

Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The letters are part of the records of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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