At Low Tide

Signature: Signed lower right: "Romare Bearden" Signed, titled, and dated verso: "Romare Bearden, At Low Tide, 1988"

Charlotte, North Carolina, Jerald Melberg Gallery, "Romare Bearden: Revisited," September 7-November 2, 2002.

The artist
Laquine Simmons, Coconut Grove, Florida

About Romare Bearden

A pioneer of African-American art and celebrated collagist, Romare Bearden seamlessly blended images of African-American life in the urban and rural South with references to popular culture, religion, and Classical art and myth. He depicted jazz musicians, monumental subjects, nudes, or mythological characters set against abstract, fragmented backgrounds. Each of his collages integrated images painted in gouache, watercolors, oil paints, which he would then fix to paper or canvas. Bearden sought to give the African-American experience a universal, monumental, and Classical representation: he would often recast Classical events with African-American subjects, as in The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) (1977). By rendering Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus as African-Americans, Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, allegorical context.

American, 1911-1988, Charlotte, North Carolina, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
On Such a Night as This, ACA Galleries, New York
2016
Recent Acquisitions, Bill Hodges Gallery
2016
Spring Selections, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe

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Group Shows on Artsy

2016
On Such a Night as This, ACA Galleries, New York
2016
Recent Acquisitions, Bill Hodges Gallery
2016
Spring Selections, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2015
Winter Selections in Modernism, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2015
50 Under $5k, Bill Hodges Gallery
2015
Artists of the WPA, Bill Hodges Gallery
2014
Encore, Bill Hodges Gallery
2014
Summer Selections 2014, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2013
2012
Selections of American Modernism, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2011
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