Robert Duncanson


Robert Duncanson (ca.1821-1872), son of a Scottish-Canadian father and black mother, was called "one of the most important Negro artists of the nineteenth century", though he himself said the only colour he was interested in was paint. Duncanson first exhibited in Cincinnati in 1841; although based there and in Detroit he made extended trips to Italy, England and Scotland between 1853 and 1872, and travelled also within America. His best known works were a series of mural landscapes for "Belmont", now a museum. We stock a print of his charming American landscape painting “Flood Waters” imported from the US.