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ID: 500007871
 
Record Type: Person
Bearden, Romare Howard (American painter and printmaker, 1911-1988)

Note: Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem where his mother led the New York office of an African-American newspaper. As a result, Bearden became familiar with the artists of the Harlem Renaissance at an early age. To support himself, Bearden worked a full-time job in the New York Department of Social Services and, until the 1960s, had to limit his creative output to the evenings and weekends. Early in his career this included writing and songwriting, as well as the fine arts. He began as a painter and later developed an interest in interested in collage and printmaking. He strove to produce innovative work that concentrated on the African-American experience. In 1963, together with Norman Lewis, he founded the Spiral Group, an organization that produced works of art in response to the civil rights movement.

Names:
Bearden, Romare Howard (preferred,V,index)
Romare Howard Bearden (V,display)
Bearden, Romare (V,LC)
Bearden, Rommie (V)
Bearden, Romy (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African-American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
collagist
printmaker
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Charlotte (Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Lewis, Norman Wilfred  
................................  (American painter, 1909-1979) [500060084]
student of ....  Grosz, George  1936
..................  (German painter and printmaker, 1893-1959) [500014558]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Bearden, Romare Howard (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and printmaker, 1911-1988) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, 1911-1988) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1914-1988) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, b.1911) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 20th cent.) ..... [WCP]
(artist 1911-1988) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Bearden, Romare ........ [GRL Preferred, WCP Preferred]
................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006433
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 50006433
Bearden, Romare Howard ........ [BHA Preferred, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.............................................  Witt Computer Index database
.............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Bearden, Rommie ........ [GRL]
................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006433
Bearden, Romy ........ [GRL]
............................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006433
Romare Howard Bearden ........ [VP]
...........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Artist Biographies Master Index (1986)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Cummings, Contemporary American Artists (1988)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  His The painter's mind, 1969.
....................  Just as you are, 1954:
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 122-125
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 50006433
....................  Little girl (1951)
....................  New York Times (13 March 1988)
....................  Schwartzman, M. Romare Bearden (1990)
....................  Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 1:249
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1986
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [GRL, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 122-125
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