Romare Bearden

individual
Life Dates:
1911 – 1988
Nationality:
American
Artist Biography:
Romare Beardon was an American artist and writer who worked in several medias including cartoons, oils and collage. Early on, his work often depicted scenes from the American South, and his style was strongly influenced by the Mexican muralists, especially Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. During the 1960s' civil rights movement, his focus shifted again, this time to collage. After helping to found an artist's group in support of civil rights, Beardon's work became more representational and more overtly socially conscious.