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Saturday, 9 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICAN EARLY ARTIST : THE EARLY YEARS :
With the consent of their masters some slave artisan also were able to keep wages earned in there free time and there by save enough money to purchase there families freedom. G.W. Hobbs, Patrick H. Reason, Joshua Johnson and Socipio Moorhead were among the earliest known portrait artist from the period 1773 to 1887. Patronage by some white families allowed for private tutorship in special cases. Many of these sponsoring whites were abolitionists. The artist received more encouragement and were better able to support themselves in cities of which there were more in the North and Boarder states.