Romare Bearden, American (1911 - 1988)
Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil
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Siren’s Song – 1979
by Romare Bearden
Limited Edition Serigraph Signed
Size 24″ x 18 1/4 ” Approx
Siren's Song Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) was an African-American artist and author of a history of his people's art. He worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bearden lived as a child in New York City. He was educated in high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then returned to New York City. He graduated from NYU in 1935.
Bearden's early work focused on unity and cooperation within the African-American community. After a period during the 1950s when he painted more abstractly, this theme reemerged in his collage works of the 1960s. New York Times described Bearden as "the nation's foremost collagist" in his 1988 obituary. Bearden became a founding member of the Harlem-based art group known as The Spiral, formed to discuss the responsibility of the African-American artist in the struggle for civil rights.