Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories

by Jan Greenberg and Romare Bearden

This biography of the twentieth-century artist whose works drew on both his childhood... read more

This biography of the twentieth-century artist whose works drew on both his childhood in the South and his adult life in the vibrant neighborhoods of Harlem uses Bearden’s own work to illustrate his life. As always, Jan Greenberg, a premier writer about art and artists for children and young adults, makes the connection between the artist’s life and work. One particularly illuminating aspect of this volume is her description of how Bearden’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement led to the creation of his first collages, the style for which he is best known. (Ages 8–14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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