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Maritime Environments and Industry through the art of Edward Mitchell Bannister

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Maritime Environments and Industry through the art of Edward Mitchell Bannister

Grades 9 to 12

Edward Mitchell Bannister (c.1828–1901) was a Black Canadian-American artist who achieved extraordinary success as an artist despite facing intense systemic racism. He was particularly admired for his paintings of landscapes and seascapes, many of which depicted the coastal communities and cities he lived in and near. The exercises in this guide explore maritime environments through the art of Bannister, and they challenge students to understand the interconnectedness of our maritime and coastal environments.

  • Maritime activities: then and now
  • Coastline environmental forces
  • Habitats near the sea

Canadian studies, Biology, Oceans, and more

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