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  Romare Bearden
Born in 1912 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bearden's family moved shortly thereafter to Harlem where their apartment was a popular meeting place for intellectuals and artists such as W.E.B. DuBois, Aaron Douglas, and Charles Alston during the Renaissance.
Bearden's intellectualism seems to have strongly influenced his work; and the painter seems to have been ultra-conscious about the changes in the style of his work.
Bearden's choices stylistically and in medium seem not to have been confined to producing a single aesthetic.
northbysouth.kenyon.edu /1998/art/pages/greenshade.htm   (342 words)

 Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As a young boy, Bearden made occasional trips to visit his grandparents in the South and his maternal grandmother in Pittsburgh, where he spent his fourth-grade year of school in 1920 and finished his last two years of high school, from 1927 to 1929.
Bearden started painting later than many other artists of his generation, and his latent talents took longer to develop than some of his contemporaries.
Bearden was an artist, educator, author, theorist, and a benefactor who helped young African American artists establish their careers.
www.dartmouth.edu /~awilson/Bearden/Biographical_Information.html   (809 words)

 The Guide -- The Art of Romare Bearden Showcased in National Gallery
Bearden’s personal and artistic influences were vast and varied, and his collages and paintings demonstrate a profound connection to his subjects and a mastery of the techniques he used to portray them on his canvas.
Bearden was one of the most important African-American artists of the past century, and he embraced his heritage and his mixture of southern and Harlem upbringing in his art.
Bearden observed ordinary life — religious practices, nightclub performances, family rituals — but he was able to transfer these events to the canvas in an extraordinary way.
www.thehoya.com /guide/092603/guide10.cfm   (781 words)

 The Road to Glory: The Surprising Story of Romare Bearden
This year, Bearden is the subject of a wave of unprecedented celebration in New York museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Bearden was a son of Charlotte, North Carolina, a town rich in beautiful vistas and the traditions of Southern culture.
Bearden's mother, even at his early age, was eager for Romare to pursue a professional career veering toward medicine.
www.worldandijournal.com /subscribers/feature_detail.asp?num=24582   (2019 words)

 National Gallery hosts retrospective on Romare Bearden
Bearden was not born in Pittsburgh but he lived with his grandmother in East Liberty and attended Peabody High School.
Bearden used bits of colored paper, fabric, metal foil, masking tape, photographs, newspapers carefully torn to show both print and white space, and illustrations he cut out of his books.
Bearden began to paint in the mid-1930s, served in World War II and used the GI Bill to study in Paris in 1950.
www.post-gazette.com /ae/20030913beardenae5p5.asp   (540 words)

 African American World . Arts & Culture . Art Focus | PBS
Bearden was born in 1911 to parents who were active in the Harlem community.
In this technique, which was considered radical at the time, Bearden would create photomontages out of clippings from popular magazines, fl and white photographs and pieces from his own art.
Bearden chose a variety of subjects, ranging from the cotton fields of the South to the streets of Harlem and jazz clubs.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/arts/bearden.html   (232 words)

 Romare Bearden: Man of Many Parts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bearden, whose life spanned a good part of the 20th century (from 1911 to 1988), became a master of collage, creating a new, almost cinematic approach to the medium, with jarring juxtapositions and unexpected cuts.
The way Bearden broke up and layered his images was more than a matter of technique: it came out of his life and culture—the improvisational nature of the jazz music he loved, the Christian iconography he saw in fl churches, the patchwork quilts he recalled from childhood summers in North Carolina.
Bearden was drawn to collage, he wrote, because it "forges a variety of contrary images into one unified expression." So long as you can get everything in a nice shape, he said, "the picture will be all right.
smithsonianmag.com /smithsonian/issues04/feb04/bearden.html   (477 words)

 Narratives: Woman and Child Reading, Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden played a large role in the nontraditional education of fl artists.
In 1963 Bearden was instrumental in forming the Spiral group, composed of fl artists who sought to make a contribution to the civil rights movement.
Bearden's support of the fl artist was manifest in the form of scholarship as well.
www.artgallery.umd.edu /driskell/exhibition/sec3/bear_r_02.htm   (246 words)

 Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden, born in 1912 in Charlotte, N.C., to a railway worker and a politically active editor, Romare Bearden lived at various times in Saskatchewan and Pittsburgh.
Romare Bearden emerged as a major artist in the 1960s, at the height of the civil rights struggle.
Yet Bearden, who died in 1988 at age 76, was far more than a visually stimulating blip on the social-awareness meter.
www.grandpasart.com /romarebearden.html   (323 words)

 Bronx Museum Exhibitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bearden's New York Scenes were executed in a brief period of time by wandering around New York and using the fluid medium of watercolor to capture vibrant images of buildings, streetscapes, and skylines.
Bearden's spontaneous technique paralleled the improvisational quality of the jazz music that had a profound influence on his art.
The Romare Bearden Homecoming Celebration honors the artistic and intellectual legacy of one of America’s preeminent artists with special events, art, music, dance, educational and fun family programs in every borough.
www.bronxmuseum.org /romare.htm   (208 words)

 The Art of Romare Bearden
The Art of Romare Bearden is the most comprehensive retrospective ever assembled of the large and diverse body of work by one of America's preeminent 20th-century artists.
Romare Bearden's art is richly layered, both figuratively and metaphorically, and speaks to people on multiple levels.
Romare Bearden, Three Folk Musicians, 1967, collage of various papers with paint and graphite on canvas, anonymous lender.
www.high.org /bearden   (275 words)

 NewsHour Extra: Romare Bearden: Piecing together a Viewpoint -- Lesson Plan
Romare Bearden was an African-American who is internationally recognized for his lifelong work as a collage artist.
Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It is apparent that Romare Bearden had an amazing ability to unify the mixed media of his work through experimentation to communicate universal themes with profound artistic value.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/art/bearden_10-23.html   (1834 words)

 Black Art in Abstract Montage by Romare Bearden Gallery | Black Art Masters
Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but his early childhood was spent in Harlem, New York.
Bearden, upon his return to the United States, began working as a cartoonist and songwriter.
Romare Bearden took one step forward and decided to take his need to express his artistic talent by using the COLLAGE.
carolsartshows.com /black_art_bearden.htm   (276 words)

 20th-Century American Artist -- Romare Bearden (1912-1988)
Romare Bearden (1912-1988) was one of the most accomplished African-American artists of the 20th century.
Bearden was born in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, North Carolina area).
Romare Bearden's collages and diverse works on paper will be the subject of a major retrospective exhibition of 75 works at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in late 2002.
www.kenygalleries.com /images/ah-bearden/bearden-bio.html   (400 words)

 Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to New York in the mid-1920s, where they lived in Harlem.
For Bearden, one of the most important aspects of life and culture is ritual—the numerous customs, ceremonies, and beliefs that are an integral part of daily life.
Bearden’s work is strongly influenced by the musical forms of jazz and the blues.
www.albrightknox.org /ArtStart/Bearden.html   (846 words)

 Romare Bearden Made a World
A hardcover edition of the catalogue for The Art of Romare Bearden, as well as a smaller scale picture book, Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories, by Jan Greenberg, is published and distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. A softcover edition of the exhibition catalogue is published by the National Gallery of Art.
"Bearden's combinations of technique is eloquent of the sharp breaks, leaps in consciousness, distortions, paradoxes, reversals, telescoping of time and surreal blending of styles, values, hopes and dreams which characterize much of the Negro American history," Ellison wrote in 1968.
Romare Bearden was a husky, redbone man of many passions and joys.
www.seeingblack.com /2003/x102003/bearden.shtml   (1267 words)

 Romare Bearden: Don't Reduce Him   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) is another outstanding painter, whose work I greatly admire.
Romare Bearden was fl, and he was an American, so, of course, a lot of our critics emphasize how his works revolves around the experience of African Americans.
Let's consider what (gasp!) Romare Bearden actually had to say about his own work in 1969: "I am afraid, despite my intentions, that in some instances commentators have tended to overemphasize what they believed to be the soical elements in my work.
www.kemalpoems.com /bearden.htm   (407 words)

 New York Celebrates African-American Artist Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bearden was already a successful cartoonist when his paintings began to attract critical attention in the 1940s.
Bearden's innovations grew and his materials expanded, but his themes remained the same, his childhood in rural North Carolina, big city life, trains as a symbol of African-American migration from the south to the north, and music, especially jazz and the blues.
"Bearden took my notebook that I always keep with me, and made a drawing of a house and a pathway and some tress and said 'You know there is house and a pathway and the shadow of the leaves across the walk' and I was so excited that Bearden was drawing in my little notebook.
www.voanews.com /english/2004-12-01-voa77.cfm   (958 words)

 Online NewsHour: The Art of Romare Bearden -- October 27, 2003
Artist Romare Bearden drew on his interests in religious ritual and classic literature to create beyond what the camera could capture in his depictions of urban African-American life in the 20th century.
JEFFREY BROWN: Romare Bearden was born in 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bearden said he learned about spacing between images from listening to the space between notes in jazz.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec03/bearden_10-27.html   (1112 words)

 NPR : The Art of Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bearden is the subject of the gallery's first major retrospective of an African-American artist.
Bearden's primary medium was the collage, fusing painting, magazine clippings, old paper and fabric, like a jigsaw puzzle in upheaval.
Bearden's mother was a dashing figure, a reporter for a leading fl newspaper.
www.npr.org /display_pages/features/feature_1428038.html   (707 words)

 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art: Collections American Art
Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1912.
Bearden's inspiration for At Five in the Afternoon was the dramatic poem Lament for a Bullfighter by Spanish poet Frederico Garcia Lorca.
Although Romare Bearden used paint instead of gluing paper to the canvas, his solid shapes appear to have been cut out of construction paper.
www.ou.edu /fjjma/collections/american/bearden-afternoon.html   (264 words)

 Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1963, Romare Bearden (1912-1988) was part of a group of fifteen African-American artists who formed the organization Spiral.
Seeking to conceive archetypal images that reflected the continuity of his culture, Bearden chose subjects ranging from baptisms, burials, and the cotton fields of the South to jazz sessions, Harlem street life, and ritual figures such as the Conjur Woman.
One of the most significant American artists of this century, Bearden has had solo exhibitions at such esteemed institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. His work is included in the collections of virtually every major museum in the United States.
users.aol.com /MenuBar/bearden/bearden.htm   (418 words)

 IATWM November 2004: Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden was a Charlotte, North Carolina native.
Romare Bearden's only sculpture is a highlight of the exhibit.
The Romare Bearden Foundation was established in 1990 as a nonprofit organization by the estate of Romare Bearden.
iatwm.com /200411/Bearden   (387 words)

 The Art of Romare Bearden
Bearden's visual narrative excavates the culture of the places in which he lived-the rural South, the northern centers of Pittsburgh and Harlem, and the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
Bearden's projections (photostatic enlargements of the collages) such as City of Brass, circa 1965, were a radical departure that brought him increased attention from the art world and the press.
Bearden began using a wider array of papers, foils and fabrics in his collages and began to incorporate spray paint into his works in the mid- to late 1960s.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/4aa/4aa156.htm   (1340 words)

 National Gallery of Art: The Art of Romare Bearden - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The complex and colorful art of Romare Bearden (1911-1988) is autobiographical and metaphorical.
Bearden maintained a lifelong interest in science and mathematics, but his formal education was mainly in art, at Boston University and New York University, from which he graduated in 1935 with a degree in education.
In the mid-1930s Bearden published dozens of political cartoons in journals and newspapers, including the Baltimore based Afro-American, but by the end of the decade he had shifted the emphasis of his work to painting.
www.nga.gov /feature/bearden/index.htm   (312 words)

 Romare Bearden Online
Romare Bearden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C. Papers of African American Artists
All images and text on this Romare Bearden page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/bearden_romare.html   (402 words)

 About the Album - Romare Bearden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The affinity that Romare Bearden (1911-1988), one of the most vibrant and visionary American painters of the 20 th century, felt for jazz music has been well documented.
What has emerged is a meditation on Bearden’s vision in which Branford, on soprano and tenor saxophones, his quartet (featuring Joey Calderazzo, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums) and some illustrious guests present their own aural impressions of Bearden’s powerful visual imagery.
Romare Bearden Revealed is a recording that reflects Branford’s view of Bearden as “adventurous.
www.marsalismusic.com /content.cfm?selection=doc.262   (610 words)

 BU Alumni Web :: Bostonia :: Spring 2001
Bearden’s virtuosity, like that of many pioneering artists, was the ultimate product of a rigorous education in traditional media and technique.
Bearden’s BU education, emphasizing drawing, modeling, and perspective, gave him an excellent foundation in the essentials of artistic rendering.
Well-known in the social circles of Renaissance-era Harlem, Bessye Bearden had been working to ensure that her son would eventually be admitted to medical school.
www.bu.edu /alumni/bostonia/2001/spring/colossal/index.html   (667 words)

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