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Author Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth, author.

Title Romare Bearden in the homeland of his imagination : an artist's reckoning with the South / Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  709.2 BEARDEN    Check Shelf
Description xi, 160 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Note "A Ferris and Ferris book"--Title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Love in slavery and freedom -- Home and away -- The price of the ticket -- Bearden's Harlem Renaissance -- Lost in abstraction -- From darkness to light -- Round-trip ticket.
Summary "Romare Bearden (1911-1988), one of the most prolific, original, and acclaimed American artists of the twentieth century, richly depicted scenes and figures rooted in the American South and the Black experience. Bearden hailed from North Carolina but was forced to relocate to the North when a white mob harassed [his family] in the 1910s. His family story is a compelling, complicated saga of Black middle-class achievement in the face of relentless waves of white supremacy. It is also a narrative of the generational trauma that slavery and racism inflicted over decades. But as Glenda Gilmore reveals in this trenchant reappraisal of Bearden's life and art, his work reveals his deep imagination, extensive training and rich knowledge of art history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988.
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988 -- Family.
African American artists -- Biography.
African American artists -- Southern States.
Middle class African Americans.
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988. (OCoLC)fst00001658
African American artists. (OCoLC)fst00799017
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Middle class African Americans. (OCoLC)fst01742999
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781469667867 (cloth ; alk. paper)
146966786X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469667874 (ebook)
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