Sunday, January 11, 2009

Artist of the Week: Romare Bearden

Midtown Sunset (1981)

Quilting Time (1987)

Originally hailing from North Carolina, Romare Bearden went on to graduate from NYU and lived a very storied life including stints as a professional baseball player, studying art in Germany, and social work. However, images that played out in the lives of African Americans in the South were major cornerstones of his work. Among his major influences is last week's featured artist, Diego Rivera. Mastering collage technique is Bearden's signature.

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