Harry Herman Roseland (c. 1867—1950) was an American painter of genre in the beforehand 20th century. He was known primarily for paintings centered upon poor African-Americans.
Roseland was largely self-taught, and never traveled to Europe to testing art, as did many of the American artists of his time. However, he did get instruction from John Bernard Whittaker and later, James Carroll Beckwith. One of his most popular subjects were his paintings of black women fortune tellers who entrance the palms and tea leaves of white women clients. These paintings were widely reproduced during the into the future 20th century in the form of postcard sets and large full-colour prints that were distributed as Sunday supplements in newspapers. While known most for his paintings of African Americans, his produce an effect encompassed many genres, including seascapes and portraits. He furthermore gained renown for his paintings of laborers in the coastal areas of New England and New York and his many interior paintings.
Roseland was born and lived his entire computer graphics in Brooklyn. He was a fanatic of the Salmagundi Club and the Brooklyn Society of Artists; in the latter dispensation he was a believer of the giving out board. After his death he was interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Oprah Winfrey has avowed that her favorite painting in her personal hoard is Roseland's 1904 work, To the Highest Bidder. This painting, which unlike most of Roseland's pieces is a pre-Civil War scene, depicts a mom and daughter who are not quite to be at odds by a slave auction.
Roseland won many awards in his lifetime. These adjoin gold medals from the Brooklyn Art Club (1888), the Boston Art Club (1904), and the American Art Society in Philadelphia (1907). The National Academy of Design awarded him the 1898 Second Hallgarten Prize for An Important Letter. Roseland received many new medals and awards as well.
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