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Romare Howard Bearden
Mod African-American figure and landscape painting, collage
American, (9/2/1911–3/12/1988)
Born in Charlotte, NC, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) moved north with his fmily to New York City during the Great Migration. Bearden took classes at the Art Students league in New York where he studied with German expatriate George Grosz. In 1935 Bearden earned a B.S. in education from New York University and joined the Harlem Artists Guild formed by sculptor Augusta Savage. After serving in the U.S. Army (1942-1945), Bearden traveled to France for a six-month stay with the support of the G.I. Bill. The early 1950s marked his foray into the collage work for which Bearden is primaryily known.

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