Romare Bearden. His Life and Influence . Early Life. Born in North Carolina At age 9, his family moved to Harlem. Started university at Lincoln, completed his studies at New York University; with an Education degree.
His Life and Influence
“The Prodigal Son has left North Carolina, gotten into bad company and has come back to the 'old folks,' his home, where, as Robert Frost says, when no one else wants you, they got to take you in."
ROMARE BEARDEN, RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON, 1967 Mixed media and collage on canvas, 50 1/4 x 60". Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1981
The textures were glued onto cardboard, painted black and then oil pastels added for colour.
Words with Wings selected by Belinda Rochelle. This is a beautiful book with African poetry and art. Romare’s ‘Family’ collage is placed next to Paul Dunbar’s ‘Little Brown Baby’ poem.