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Romare Bearden

 (1911 - 1988)
Romare Howard Bearden was active/lived in New York, North Carolina.  Romare Bearden is known for modernist African-American figure and landscape painting, collage.

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Working in a modernist style, Romare Bearden, as a Black American, tried to express on canvas and collage the complexities and uniqueness of being a minority in American society.  Many of his themes dealt with music.  Another strong presence in many of Bearden's works is trains.  Bearden felt that there was a commonality, or link between trains and their symbolic tie to life; he saw trains as communicating life's fluctuations and constant change.  He also saw this in jazz, so in many of his works the viewer will see images of both trains and jazz.

Bearden's use of color was also unique.  He was strongly affected by a trip he made to the Caribbean.  Because he lived in such urban, "dirty" cities as New Y   ...  Displaying 750 of 27644 characters.

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