Robert S. Duncanson: An Early African-American Painter Who Took The World By Storm

The most accomplished African-American painter in the United States in the mid-1800s, and renowned across Europe, Robert S. Duncanson stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the leading artists of the world.


Inauguration Highlights Rainbow Painting by African American Artist - The painting below, by Robert S. Duncanson, was on special display during the recent Inaugural celebration.
Robert S. Duncanson - A profile and summary of his life and career at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
America’s Forgotten Landscape Painter: Robert S. Duncanson - The story of how the artist, beloved by 19th-century audiences around the world, fell into obscurity, and was again celebrated as a genius a century later.
A Look at the Work of Painter Robert S. Duncanson - A 5-minute video profile of Duncanson's work from Black Art in America.