African Americans on Postage Stamps

Famous Artist: Henry O. Tanner

8-cent Henry O. Tanner stamp
The Henry O. Tanner stamp was issued September 10, 1973.

Henry O. Tanner possessed a powerful determination that was largely reflected in the passion of his renowned religious paintings. He spent most of his professional life in France, particularly Paris. As the first African-American artist to win international acclaim, Tanner became a source of inspiration for many young African-American painters in the United States.

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