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us: Bannister, Edward Mitchell, 1828-1901

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        St. Andrews (N.B.)
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        Providence (R.I.)
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        United States
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        • Organization: Colored Citizens of Boston
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        Colored Citizens of Boston
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        • Organization: Lowell Institute
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        Lowell Institute
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        • Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
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        Rhode Island School of Design
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        • Organization: Providence Art Club
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        Providence Art Club
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    • found: Cederholm, T.D. Afro-American artists, 1973: p. 15 (Bannister, Edward Mitchell; painter; b. St. Andrews (New Brunswick) 1828, d. Providence (R.I.) 1901)
    • found: Driskell, D. Two cent. of black American art, 1976: p. 126 (Bannister, Edward Mitchell; b. 1828, d. 1901)
    • found: Edward Mitchell Bannister, 1828-1901, 1992: p. 67 (Bannister, Edward Mitchell; b. ca. 1826-27) p. 74 (d. 1/9/1901)
    • found: Who was who in Amer. art, 1985: p. 32 (Bannister, Edward M.; landscape painter; b. 1833, d. 1901)
    • found: RLIN data base, 06/01/93 (hdg.: Bannister, Edward Mitchell, 1828-1901; usage: Edward Mitchell Bannister)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bannister, Edward Mitchell; painter; born c.1826 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada; established himself as a full-time artist (1857); was active in Boston's African American arts community and in the abolitionist movement; served as an officer of the Union Progressive Society and the Colored Citizens of Boston; was a delegate to the New England Colored Citizens Convention (1859 and 1865); traveled to New York to study photography in order to enter into the daguerreotype business (1862); advertised his services as a daguerreotypist (1863 and 1864); took life-drawing classes at the Lowell Institute (1863-1865); came to national attention when his painting Under the Oaks was awarded a first-prize medal at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876); served on the first board of the new Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and was a founding member of the Providence Art Club (1880); memorial exhibition of his work, including 101 paintings, was mounted at the Providence Art Club (1901); died 09 January 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States)
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