Romare Bearden

November 21, 2020 – January 16, 2021

The Blue Man
watercolor on paper
14¾" x 10⅞"

Cityscape - New York Scene
c. 1985
watercolor on paper
9¾" x 15⅜"

Harbor New York
c. 1982
watercolor on paper
8" x 11"

Caribbean Sunset II
Watercolor, Ink, and Graphite with Collage Elements on paper, Mounted on Heavy Paper
7¼" x 9¾" mounted to paper 10 3/4" x 11"

Harbor Scene – St. Martin
c. 1982
watercolor on paper
9½" x 11¼"

collage with acrylic on board
9" x 12" 

Indigo Snake
watercolor and collage on paper
22¾" x 16"

Green Times Remembered - Recollection Pool
collage with acrylic on paper
18" x 24"

Still Life
c. 1955-62
oil and mixed media collage
8½" x 11½"

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) had a remarkable career. As one of the most talented artists of the twentieth century, he worked in many different mediums and artistic styles. He is best known for his dramatic collages, two of which appeared on the covers of Fortune and Time magazines in 1968. Bearden also wrote poetry, and designed costumes and sets for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as programs and set designs for Nanette Bearden's Contemporary Dance Theatre. Additionally, the artist composed music for Billy Eckstine and Tito Puente. 


The exhibition at HEMPHILL features a group of works on paper, collages, and watercolors exploring the spirited symbolism of this mid-twentieth-century master.