Author Myron Schwartzman traces the fascinating life of this African-American artist. In Harlem, his studio was in the heart of one of America's most vibrant artistic communities. He crossed paths with artists, composers, and prominent jazz and blues musicians, who became his friends and muses.
In this deeply personal biography, Myron Schwartzman has drawn on his own conversations with the artist to help us understand how Bearden was able to translate his experiences as a twentieth-century African-American into a body of truly victorious art.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Meeting Romare||9|
|Chapter 2||Mecklenburg Morning||16|
|Chapter 3||E. C. Johnson's Blues and Eugene's Drawing Lessons||28|
|Chapter 4||School Days--No Golden Rule Days||39|
|Chapter 5||Early Success||54|
|Chapter 6||Uptown Manhattan Skyline: Storm Approaching||64|
|Chapter 7||Triumph and Recognition||83|
|Chapter 8||Of the Blues||91|
|Chapter 9||North African and Caribbean Light||98|
|Chapter 10||Celebrating the Victory: The Long Path Home||103|
|For Further Reading||137|