Melvin D. Bearden was born in South Carolina on June 12, 1898. While in Skookumchuck, WA in 1930, Bearden was a brakeman. He later settled in Riverside, CA where he remained until his demise on Oct. 30, 1961.
Member: Desert Art Center.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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