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Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31

view Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Berman, Avis, 1949-
Subject:
Brancusi, Constantin
Lawrence, Jacob
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Transcript: 45 p.
Summary:
An interview of Romare Bearden conducted 1980 July 31 by Avis Berman in Berman's studio, Long Island City, N.Y.
Bearden discusses his mural commissions; his youth; his time in Paris; working out of the blues tradition; the influence of the South; and changes in his work. He recalls Constantin Brancusi, Jacob Lawrence, Henri Matisse, Duke Ellington, Stuart Davis, and others.
Citation:
Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
African-American painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1911; d. 1988.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Avis Berman.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11530
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214271
AAA_collcode_bearde80
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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