Artists are called mirror of any society. An artist makes the history of any nation. When it comes to America, contribution of black artists particularly women artists towards American art is simply beyond words. African-American art is the great emblem of struggle of African people in America to get their basic rights.
1859-1937 Henry Ossawa Tanner was the preeminent black artist of the 19th century, and the first African American painter to be recognized internationally as a master in the Naturalist traditions of American art. He found his true vision, and recognition, only after journeying to Paris to live and work, and ultimately to the Holy Land for his best-known depictions of Biblical scenes in a more allegorical genre.