by Robert S. Duncanson, c. 1868
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am posting a painting by an African-American artist this week. Robert Scott Duncanson was a 19th century landscape painter influenced by the Hudson River School. He studied in Scotland, left the U.S. during the Civil War, and spent much of his time in the U.S. between Detroit and Cincinnati. The link above has a nice biography, so I won't try to copy it here. The location in this painting is on the Ottawa River in Canada.
from the National Gallery of Canada CyberMuse
Last night before bed, my daughter told me that she was glad that Martin Luther King did what he did, because she wouldn't be allowed to go to school with her friends otherwise (they were talking about it in school yesterday).