About the Editors
Ruth Fine is former curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Jacqueline Francis is senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and is a specialist in U.S. modern and contemporary art.
Edited by Ruth Fine and Jacqueline Francis
This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute.
This volume considers the work of painter Romare Bearden (1911–1988) in the contexts of American and international modernism as well as African American art history. Fourteen essays cover the relationship of Bearden's work to literature, jazz, and modern dance; the sources of his imagery, including radical politics, religion, and southern black culture; his professional development and influence; and the influence of the avant-garde, including cubism and Pop art, on his paintings and collages.
- 304 Pages, 105 color 95 b+w, 9 x 11 inches
- Published: 2011