Romare Bearden by Jan Greenberg
Collage of Memories

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This volume recounts the life of the 20th-century African-American collage artist who used his Southern childhood, New York City, jazz and Paris to influence his bold and meaningful art. Romare Bearden described his way of making art as "putting something over something else". Experimenting with fabric, photographs, coloured papers and other materials, Bearden developed his own style in collage, which is firmly rooted in African-American culture.

About Jan Greenberg

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Greenberg's books have received many honors: ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editor's Choice, IRA Teacher's Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book. Ntozake Shange (b. 1948) is the author of for colored girls--who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Sassafras, Cypress && Indigo, Betsey Brown and many other works. Her column appears regularly in Philadelphia's Real News and her most recent novel is Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter.Romare Bearden (1912-1988) is one of America's pre-eminent artists. His works are in the collections of every major museum in New York City as well as more than a dozen across the country.
Published September 10, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 52 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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Bearden grew up in North Carolina, and his memories of his neighborhood and countryside, quilting bees, cotton picking, picnics, and revival meetings are well-known subjects of his collage art.

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Bearden's mother, a renowned Harlem newspaper editor and activist, introduced him to the likes of Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, and his brush with Harlem Renaissance royalty shows up in paintings such as Show Time, 1974.

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