Henry Ossawa Tanner's Life & Art
Art History Honors, Stahl
Henry Ossawa Tanner
"The ressurection of Lazurus"
Oil on Canvas
As you can see from the slide of photos, Tanner's style varied on each painting. When WWI started, it depressed Henry and he created very few paintings during this time. He served with the American Red Cross in France when the U.S joined the war in 1917 to 1919. He created a therapy program where revoring patients grew gardens on empty land beside hospitals. When the war ended, he had approval to paint and sketch of the controlled war zones. When Henry"s wife died in 1925, his paintings became mystical and mysterious, almost even whimsical. His style throughout his life changed from realism, to almost impressionism. It is amazing how one artist can produce so many paintings, each with their own unique style.
"The three Wisemen"
oil on canvas
Example of more of an Impressionism style