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The Resource An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden, Mary Schmidt Campbell

An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden, Mary Schmidt Campbell

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An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden
Title
An American odyssey
Title remainder
the life and work of Romare Bearden
Statement of responsibility
Mary Schmidt Campbell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most important and underappreciated visual artists of the twentieth century, Romare Bearden started as a cartoonist during his college years and emerged as a painter during the 1930s, at the tail end of the Harlem Renaissance and in time to be part of a significant community of black artists supported by the WPA. Though light-skinned and able to "pass," Bearden embraced his African heritage, choosing to paint social realist canvases of African-American life. After World War II, he became one of a handful of black artists to exhibit in a private gallery--the commercial outlet that would form the core of the American art world's post-war marketplace. Rejecting Abstract Expressionism, he lived briefly in Paris. After he suffered a nervous breakdown, Bearden returned to New York, turning to painting just as the civil rights movement was gaining ground with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery bus boycott. By the time of the March on Washington in 1963, Bearden had begun to experiment with collage--or Projection, as he called it--the medium for which he would ultimately become famous. In this biography, Mary Schmidt Campbell offers readers an analysis of Bearden's influences and the thematic focus of his mature work. Bearden's work provides a portrait of memory and the African American past; according to Campbell, it also offers a record of the narrative impact of visual imagery in the twentieth century, revealing how the emerging popularity of photography, film and television depicted African Americans during their struggle to be recognized as full citizens of the United States"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10692626
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DLC
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Campbell, Mary Schmidt
Dewey number
700.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6537.B4
LC item number
C36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bearden, Romare
  • Artists
  • African American artists
  • ART / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Bearden, Romare
  • African American artists
  • Artists
  • United States
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the life and work of Romare Bearden
Label
An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden, Mary Schmidt Campbell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Terms of the debate. Origins ; Harlem : the promised land ; The evolution of a race man -- Part II. The Negro artist's dilemma. The making of an American artist ; Fame and exile : 1945-1950 ; A voyage of discovery : 1950-1960 -- Part III. The prevalence of ritual. The prevalence of ritual, part I ; The prevalence of ritual, part II ; The public Romare Bearden
Control code
on1019838112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 443, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195059090
Lccn
2017052005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838112
Label
An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden, Mary Schmidt Campbell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Terms of the debate. Origins ; Harlem : the promised land ; The evolution of a race man -- Part II. The Negro artist's dilemma. The making of an American artist ; Fame and exile : 1945-1950 ; A voyage of discovery : 1950-1960 -- Part III. The prevalence of ritual. The prevalence of ritual, part I ; The prevalence of ritual, part II ; The public Romare Bearden
Control code
on1019838112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 443, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195059090
Lccn
2017052005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838112

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