Courage as Virtue in American Art


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Courage as Virtue in American Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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As of 3//16/09 TFAO Digital Library contained 77 pages referencing the word "courage"


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TFAO also suggests these videos:

Henry Ossawa Tanner traces the life of American painter Henry O. Tanner (1859--1937) and discusses the many difficulties he faced as a black artist. In 1893 he began painting African-American genre scenes and then specialized in biblical subjects. 12-minute video. [2] "From 19th-century America to the salons and ateliers of turn-of-the-century Paris, Henry Ossawa Tanner overcame obstacles of race and art to become one of the greatest American painters of his time. This captivating video, narrated by Julian Bond, features Tanner's paintings, personal photographs, original music, and rare footage of the artist in Paris in the 1930s. The program brings Tanner to life, celebrating his achievement, his courage, and his humanity. It was produced by the Tanner Film Group, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recommended for art history, social studies, and African-American studies classes "

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