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Romare Bearden

[African-American Harlem Renaissance Painter, 1911-1988]

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I am afraid, despite my intentions, that in some instances commentators have tended to overemphasize what they believed to be the social elements in my work. But while my response to certain human elements is as obvious as it is inevitable, I am also pleased to note that upon reflection many persons have found that they were as much concerned with the aesthetic implications of my paintings as with, what may possibly be, my human compassion.
- Romare Bearden, 1969, quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art


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Original works by Romare Bearden available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago Art Access
The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin), 1977

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteRomare Bearden at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Village of Yo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Return of the Prodigal Son, 1967

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Mississippi Monday

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
7 prints

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Cotton Workers

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
In the Garden from the American Portfolio

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Tidings, silkscreen and lithograph, ca.1973

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Before the First Whistle, 1972-73

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Connecticut
Three Women, lithograph, 1979

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina
Evening: Off Shelby Road, 1978

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
In the Garden

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Crocker Art Museum, California
Mother and Child, 1968

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
Sacrifice, 1941

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Mysteries, 1974

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
At Five in the Afternoon

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Mecklenburg Autumn

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Early Morning, 1967

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Information about a 2005-2006 exhibition of the artist's work

Jersey City Museum, New Jersey

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Family, 1971

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Gospel Song

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The Street

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Carolina Shout

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Girl in the Garden

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Summertime, collage on board, 1967

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Georgia
2 works by Romare Bearden

Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism
Johnny Hudgins Come On, 1981

Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism
Mecklenburg Autumn, 1981

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
In The Garden, 1980

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
The Train, ca.1974-76
Jazz at Montreux, ca.1982

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Conversation Piece, 1969

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteRomare Bearden Foundation, New York

ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
The Art of Romare Bearden at High Museum of Art (5 works online)

Biographical info from the African American World section of the PBS website

Presence Africaine

Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Papers of African American Artists (see the links at right)

Time Magazine Cover Archive
John Lindsay, 1968

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Romare Bearden  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Resource Library Magazine

Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1968 interview from the Oral History project

Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Romare Bearden papers online

The New York Observer
"Romare Bearden Tied His Work to Race, But Was a Cubist", article by Hilton Kramer

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: The Art of Romare Bearden

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
An appreciation of Romare Bearden's art

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Romare Bearden: Celebrating the Victory

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The Block

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Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story

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Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension

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I Live In Music

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