Dancing Figures, Richard Bruce Nugent, 1925, Black ink and graphite on wove paper. Silhouette A silhouette am I On the face of the moon Lacking color Or vivid brightness But defined all the clearer Because I am dark Black on the face of the moon.
Honoring Romare Bearden, Harlem Renaissance Man And Black Picasso
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) From the mid-1930s through 1960s, Bearden was a social worker with the New York City Department of Social Services, working on his art at night and on weekends. His success as an artist was recognized with his first solo exhibition in Harlem in 1940 and his first solo show in Washington, DC, in 1944. Bearden was a prolific artist whose works were exhibited during his lifetime throughout the United States and Europe.
Romare Bearden (1911-1988, Afro-American), ca. 1975, Homage to Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Collage, Offset color lithograph, 67 x 44 cm. Louis Armstrong (1901-1971, American trumpeter, composer, singer) Duke Ellington (1899-1974, American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra)
Romare Bearden | BILLIE HOLIDAY (1973) | MutualArt
Romare Bearden (1911-1988, Afro-American), 1973, Billie Holiday (1915-1959), Printed paper and fabric collage on fiberboard, 68.6 by 78.7 cm. Billie Holiday (1915-1959, American) Jazz musician and singer-songwriter