Titles in Process
A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF PRINTS, 1929 - 1988
Unquestionably one of the most celebrated American artists of the twentieth century, Romare Bearden (1911–1988) was a master of the graphic arts. This catalogue raisonné of prints focuses on the enormous range of the artist’s works from the 1930s through the 1980s.
An intrepid innovator and experimenter in printmaking techniques, as well as a consummate storyteller, Bearden incorporated the panoply of art history, from the Old Masters to the Cubism of Picasso and Braque, in his artmaking. Drawing on biblical history, classical mythology, African and Asian art, and popular American culture, his subjects came from his own life experiences in the rural South, the urban North, and the timeless rhythms of the Caribbean.
Contributors include the director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, Diedra Harris-Kelley; Allan Edmunds, acting director of Brandywine.art and founder of Brandywine Workshop; Jerald Melberg, former curator at the Mint Museum of Art who, together with his wife Mary, has provided significant support for the visual arts for over 40 years; and David Driskell, artist, author, and scholar in the field of American art, and a recipient, in 2000, of the National Humanities Medal.