Romare Bearden | the artist




The artist Romare Bearden
Born Sept 2 1911, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Died March h 12 1988 New York City, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Collage, Painting, Printmakers,


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Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists…
Romare Bearden is among the preeminent artists of his generation. His powerful works represent the places where he lived and worked: the rural South; northern cities, principally Pittsburgh and New York’s Harlem; and the Caribbean island of St. Martin…
Known for his paintings and collages, in the last fifteen years of his life Romare Bearden produced a great variety of prints, which are assembled for the first time in this exhibition curated by Gail Gelburd and Alex Rosenberg…
Bearden became a prolific artist while holding a full-time job as a social worker with a degree in education from New York University. He served in World War II and used the GI Bill to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. He was a political activist, a respected writer and an eloquent spokesman on artistic and social issues…
This site provides access to the papers of Romare Bearden in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2006. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,217 images.


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