Edward Bannister – African American Artist

Edward M. Bannister (1828 – 1901) was an African American artist in the late 19th century whose works focused on landscapes and seascapes, with an emphasis on pastoral subject matter. Although well known in his adopted home of Providence, Rhode Island, his talents were forgotten for over a century due to among other reasons, racial prejudice. We’ve pulled together a large collection of his works in this pattern set. There are some of his more recognized works included (Driving Home the Cows, The Doryman, Approaching Storm, Sabin Point). There are also many other examples of his landscape works, and also some still lifes, and a few portraits.

Patterns Included In This Set

Driving Home the Cows

Man on Path with Trees

Sabin Point

Moon Over a Harbor

Fishing Shacks

Man with Two Oxen

The Oxen Wagon


The Doryman


Woman Walking Down Path

Moonlight Marina

Newspaper Boy

Approaching Storm

The Hay Gatherers


Figure on a Pier at Edge of Lake

Still Life with Fish

Walking with Cows

Sailboat in River

Trees near River

Cloudy Sky

Landscape with Trees

Landscape with Rocks

Landscape with Cows Grazing

Floral Still Life

The Old Homestead

Rocky Farm – Newport

Seaweed Gatherers

Saint Luke

Still Life


Ocean Cliffs

People Near Boat