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Interview with Romare Bearden

Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Berman, Avis, Avis Berman, 1911-1988
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1980 July 31
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
2 sound cassettes : analog ; 2 hr., 5 min., 41 sec.
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:
Interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31. Oral history interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14279
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