Romare H. Bearden

American, 1911 - 1988
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) was an American artist and writer who is best known for his collages and paintings that celebrate African American culture and history.
Bearden was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. He studied at the Art Students League in New York, but his artistic education was also heavily influenced by the cultural and social milieu of Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s, which was a center of African American art, literature, and music.
Bearden's work incorporates a wide range of materials and techniques, including collage, painting, printmaking, and photomontage. His collages, in particular, are renowned for their use of layered images and textures to create complex, multi-layered compositions that explore themes of identity, memory, and community.
Throughout his career, Bearden was an advocate for African American artists and worked to promote their visibility and recognition. He was also a prolific writer, publishing several books on African American art and culture.
Bearden's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and he is recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In 1987, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan.
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