Julien Hudson

Julien Hudson (January 9, 1811 – 1844) was a 19th-century pardon man of color who lived in New Orleans. He was a flourishing painter and art teacher. He was thought to be the first African American by whom a self-portrait is known, however the Louisiana State Museum refers currently refers to the 1839 oil-on-canvas portrait as Portrait of a Man, So-Called Self Portrait."

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