Railroad Shack Sporting House, 1978


Writings & Interviews

By Romare Bearden

"The Negro Artist and Modern Art." Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life, 12 (December 1934), pp. 371-72.

Bearden, Romare. Papers, 1933-79. Washington, D.C.: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.
"The Negro Artist's Dilemma." Critique, November 1946, pp. 16-22.
Romare Bearden: Biography. (exhibition catalogue) Romare Bearden Projections. Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York, October 6-24, 1964.

Siegel, Jeanne. "Why Spiral?" Artnews, 65 (September 1966), pp. 48-51.

From far off. . . (exhibition catalogue) Romare Bearden: Six Panels on a Southern Theme. Bundy Art Gallery, Waitsfield, Vermont, April 2-May 29, 1967.

Ghent, Henri. Recorded Interview with Mr Romare Bearden. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1968.

"The Black Artist in America: A Symposium." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. New York, January 1969, pp. 245-60.

Bearden, Romare. "Rectangular Structure in My Montage Paintings." Leonardo, 2 (January 1969), pp. 11-19.

Bearden, Romare, and Holty, Carl. The Painter's Mind. New York: Crown Publishers, 1969.

"The Artist Responds." Harvard Art Review, Summer 1969, pp. 31-32.
Black Art: What Is It?" The Art Gallery, April 1970, pp. 32-35.

[Book Review]. In Leonardo, April 1970, pp. 241-243, of American Negro Art by Cedric Dover.

[Book Review]. In Leonardo, July 1970, pp. 361-62, of Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics by Herschel B. Chipp.

"The Poetics of Collage." Art Now: New York, vol. 4, 1970 (illus.).

Holmes, Jr., Oakley N. Black Artists in America: Part 2 (Video Recording) [Introduction by Romare Bearden]. Available at San Fransico State University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Library, 1971.

Bearden, Romare, and Henderson, Harry. Six Black Masters of American Art. Garden City, N.Y.: Zenith Books, Doubleday, 1972.

"A Conversation with Mr. Romare Bearden." (Interview by James Hatch and Camille Billops), in The Hatch-Billops Oral History Collection of Black Culture (recording) no 16., New York, December 6, 1972.

"A Painter in His Fifties." Arts, April 1974, pp. 36-37.

Horace Pippin. Essay in Horace Pippin exhibition catalogue of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., February 1977.

"Eating at Ma Chance’s." Essence, April 1978, pp. 112-114.

"Farewell to Aaron Douglass." Crisis, May 1979, pp. 164-66.
Berman, Avis. "Romare Bearden, 'I Paint Out of the Tradition of the Blues'." Artnews, 79 (December 1980), pp. 60-66.

"Bearden Plays Bearden." [Film Documentary]. New York: Third World Cinema, 1981.

"An Artist’s Renewal in the Sun." New York Times Sunday Magazine, October 2, 1983, pp. 46-48, 52.

Romare Bearden (Video Recording), Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984.

Schwartzman, Myron. "Romare Bearden Sees in a Memory". Artforum, 22 (May 1984), pp. 64-70.

"Clouds in the Living Room." New York Times Sunday Magazine, Part 2, Oct. 6, 1985, pp. 80-81.

"Rhythm on Canvas." [Television Interview]. MacNeil/Lehrer Report. Romare Bearden and Charlene Hunter Gault discuss Rhythm on Canvas, Bearden's Forty-Year Retrospective Exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York: WNET/PBS, June 26, 1987.

Rowell, Charles. "Inscription at the City of Brass: An Interview with Romare Bearden." Callaloo, vol. 11, no. 3, Summer 1988, pp. 428-46.

Schwartzman, Myron. "A Bearden-Murray Interplay: One Last Time." Callaloo, vol. 11, no. 3, Summer 1988, pp. 410-15.

Breen, Nelson E., ed.. "To Hear Another Language: A Conversation with Alvin Ailey, James Baldwin, Romare Bearden and Albert Murray." Callaloo, 40 (Summer 1989), pp 431-52.
Bearden: His Life and Art. [Extensive Interviews] Myron Schwartzman, New York: Harry Abrams, 1990. pp. 32-43, 96-111, 188-199, 240-255.

A History of African American Artists: From 1792 to the Present. Bearden, Romare, Henderson, Harry New York: Harry Abrams, 1993.

Articles, Books & Exhibition Catalogues

On Romare Bearden

Ades, Dawn, Photomontage. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986.

Aldridge, Cathy. "Bearden's Collages Sold Through Exhibit Goes On." New York Amsterdam News, November 4, 1967, 23.

Allen, Charles. "Have the Walls Come Tumbling Down?" New York Times, April 11, 1971, sec. 2: 27, 28.

Amaki, Amalia. "Romare Bearden and the Fine Art of Activism." Crisis (September/October 2003).

American Visions: The Empire of Signs. (video) Planet 24 Production in association with BBC Television; a Time, Inc.-BBC co-production with Thirteen/WNET, 1997. Author/narrator: Robert Hughes.

The Art of Romare Bearden. (video) Produced by National Gallery of Art, distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.

Andre, Michael. "New York Reviews: Romare Bearden." Art News 75 (May 1975): 95.

Art in New York: Romare Bearden. Time, October 23, 1964.

The Art of Romare Bearden. (video) Produced by National Gallery of Art, distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.

The Art of Romare Bearden: Recollections of Mecklenburg County. (exhibition catalogue) New York: Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, 2001.

“Artist Romare Bearden Succumbs to Bone Cancer.” Jet 73 (March 28, 1988): 17.

Ashton, Dore. "About Art and Artists: Exhibitions at Two Galleries Here Show Painters Profited by Their Absence." New York Times, November 3, 1955, 28L.

Ashton, Dore. "Response to Crisis in American Art." Art in America (January-February 1969): 24-35.
Badejo. Fabian. “Tribute to Romare Bearden, Master Artist (1912-1988).” St. Maarten/St. Martin Newsday, March 16, 1988, 1A, 10A.

Bandler, Michael J. "Black Artists: Growing Impact On American Consciousness." United States Information Service Feature, August 1971, No. N-7/71-F195: 1-2, 4-5.

”Bearden Memorial Service.” New York Times, March 28, 1988, D11.

Bearden: Paintings and Water Colors Inspired by Garcia Lorca's "Lament for a Bullfighter." (exhibition catalogue) Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 1946.

Bearden, Romare, and Langston Hughes. The Block. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viking Penguin, 1995.

Becklund, Laurie. “Romare Bearden, Celebrated Black Artist, Dead at 75.” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1988, 1: 3, 20.

Bell, Jane. "Arts Reviews: Romare Bearden." Arts (April 1975): 5.

Berwick, Carly. “Romare Bearden: An Icon for an Age.” NYU Alumni Magazine (Fall 2003): 54-59.

Bonetti, David. “Mostly Off the Street: Where Do All the Galleries Meet.” Boston Phoenix, December 18, 1987, 3: 8.

Billups, Edith. “The Art of Romare Bearden Opens at the National Gallery; Kicks Off City-wide Celebration of Black History.” Washington Informer, September 24, 2003.

Bourdon, David. “Romare Bearden: 1970-1980.” Vogue 171 (February 1981): 38.

Brenson, Michael. "Art View: Epic Emotion, Intimate Scale." New York Times, March 27, 1988, H42, H43.

Brenson, Michael. "Art: Romare Bearden, 'Rituals of the Obeah'." New York Times, November 30, 1984, C23.

Brenson, Michael. "A Collagist's Mosaic of God, Literature and His People." New York Times, January 11, 1987, H33-34.

Brenson, Michael. "A Look at Romare Bearden’s Long Life Journey." New York Times (Current Events Edition), June 9, 1989, C24.

Brenson, Michael. "Romare Bearden’s Work: Its Complexity and Sweep." New York Times, April 19, 1991, B6.

Brommer, Gerald F. The Art of Collage. Worcester, MA: Dover Publications, Inc., 1978, 1, 12, 95.

Brommer, Gerald F., and George F. Horn. Art in Your World. Worcester, MA: Davis Publishers, 1977.

Brown, Kevin. Romare Bearden. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1994.

Brown, Marion E. "The Negro in the Fine Arts." The American Negro Reference Book. Edited by John Preston Davis. Negro Heritage Library, vol. 2. Yonkers, NY: Educational Heritage, 1966, 743, 768.

Burnside, Madeleine. "New York Reviews: Romare Bearden." Art News 78 (February 1979): 172-73.
Caldwell, Bill. "Romare Bearden." Essence 6 (May 1975): 70-73.

Callaloo, A Journal of Afro-American and African Arts and Letters 11 (Summer 1988): 401-46.

Campbell, Lawrence. "Reviews and Previews: Romare Bearden." Art News 68 (February 1970): 10.

Campbell, Mary Schmidt. "Romare Bearden: A Creative Mythology.” Ph.D. dissertation, Syracuse University, NY, 1982.

Campbell, Mary Schmidt. "Romare Bearden: Rites and Riffs.” Art in America 69 (December 1981): 134-41.

Canaday, John. "The Art of Romare Bearden." Contact 5 (Spring 1974): 33.

Canaday, John. "Bearden, Graffiti, and Life All Over the Place." New York Times, August 13, 1972, 2: 18.

Canaday, John. "Romare Bearden Focuses on the Negro: Treatment Is Poignant but Not Mawkish." New York Times, October 14, 1967, 23.

Childs, Charles. "Bearden: Identification and Identity." Art News 63 (October 1964): 24-25, 54, 61.

Coker, Gylbert. "Romare Bearden's Sentimental Journey." New York Amsterdam News, January 6, 1979, D6.

Colby, Joy Hakanson, "Bearden’s Nightscapes: Hot, Wet and Jazzy." Detroit News, March 13, 1983, 3H.

Colby, Joy Hakanson, "A Collage Named Romare Bearden." Detroit News, September 2, 1984, 1D, 4D.

Colby, Joy Hakanson, "Jazz in Shapes and Colors: Harlem-Born Artist Has a Trained Eye and a Feel for Intervals." Detroit News, April 13, 1980, 4G.

Coleman, Floyd. "African Influences on Black American Art." Black Art: An International Quarterly (Fall 1976): 9.

“The Collage Art of Romare Bearden: Fragmented Images of Black Life.” New York Times, January 3, 1987, 1: 15.

Collages: Romare Bearden, Profile/Part II: The Thirties. (exhibition catalogue) Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, 1981.

Conroy, William T., Jr. "Columbian Collage: American Art of Assembly." Arts (December 1977): 86-87.

Conroy, Sarah Booth. “Black Life in Collage: Art from Things Found on the Street.” Washington Post, July 11, 1971, K1, K3.

Coyne, Richard S. "Expressions of Depression." Communication Arts 130, (March-April 1978): 56-61.
Danto, Arthur C. “An Artist Beyond Category: Romare Bearden.” The Nation (December 6, 2004).

Davidson, Susan. “ Harlem Goes to Washington.” Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2003.

Davis, Douglas. "Putting Things Together." Newsweek 77 (April 5, 1971): 52-53.

Diamonstein, Barbaralee. Inside the New York Art World. New York: Rizzoli Publishers, 1980.

Doar, Harriet. "'Carolina Shout' Comes Back to Its Roots." Charlotte Observer, April 20, 1975, 1B, 9B.

Doar, Harriet. "Charlotte Native Is in New York Art World Spotlight." Charlotte Observer, November 12, 1967, 2G.

Douglas, Carlyle C. "Romare Bearden: Fame and Fortune Finally Come to One of America’s Most Distinguished Black Artists." Ebony 31 (November 1975): 116-18, 120-22.

Dover, Cedric. American Negro Art. New York: New York Graphic Society, 1960.

Driskell, David. Two Centuries of Black American Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, 63, 67-68, 73, 78, 107, 174, 175, 177.

Driskell, David. “Romare Bearden (1914-1988).” Art Papers 12 (July- August 1988): 43.
Ellison, Ralph. "Bearden." Callaloo 11 (Summer 1988): 416-19.

Ellison, Ralph. "Romare Bearden: Paintings and Projections." Crisis 77 (March 1970): 80-86.

Engler, Sam. “Romare Bearden: A Top Artist Returns Home to Charlotte.” Charlotte 13 (September-October 1980): 53-54.

“Exactitude Ain’t Interesting”: Romare Bearden. (exhibition catalogue) Louis Stern Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, January 14-March 6, 1992.
Fax, Elton C. Seventeen Black Artists. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1971.

Feldman, Edmund Burke. Becoming Human Through Art: Aesthetic Experience in the School. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970, pp. 226-28.

The Fine Art of Life [Video Documentary]. Richmond, VA: Viginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1998.

Fine, Elsa Honig. The Afro-American Artist: Search for Identity. New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston, 1973, pp. 92, 104, 141, 151, 156-59, 164, 188, 190, 193, 195, 197, 281 (illus.).

Freeman, Linda and Irving, David. Romare Bearden Visual Jazz. (Video Recording narrated by Wynton Marsalis). L & S Video, Inc., Chappaqua, NY, 1995.
Gelburd, Gail. A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden as Printmaker (exhibition catalogue). New York: Council for Creative Projects, 1992.

Gelburd, Gail. The Painted Sounds of Romare Bearden (exhibition catalogue). New York: Council for Creative Projects, 1994.

Gelburd, Gail and Golden, Thelma and A Conversation with Albert Murray. Romare Bearden in Black-and-White: Photomontage Projections 1964. (exhibition catalogue) New York: Whitney Museum of American art, Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 1997.

Ghent, Henri. "And So It Is." School Arts, April 1969, pp. 21-23 (illus.).

Ghent, Henri. "Notes to the Young Black Artists: Evolution or Revolution?" Art International, June 20, 1971, pp. 33-35.

Gibson, Eric. "Romare Bearden: in tune with jazz." Review of Prologue to Troy by Romare Bearden. Art News, 94 Sept. 1995: p.102.

Glazer, Lee Stephens. "Signifying Identity: Art and Race in Romare Bearden's Projections." The Art Bulletin, 76 (September 1994), pp. 411-26.

Glueck, Grace. "A Brueghel from Harlem." New York Times, February 22, 1970, p. 29.

Gleuck, Grace. "Minority Artist Finds a Welcome in a New Showcase." New York Times, December 23, 1969, p. 22.

Gleuck, Grace. "Negro Art from 1800 to 1950 Is On Display at City College." New York Times, October 16, 1967, pp. 47-48.

Gleuck, Grace. "Negroes' Art Is What's In Just Now." New York Times, February 27, 1969, p. 34.

Gleuck, Grace. "New York Gallery Notes." Art in America, September-October 1967, p. 111.

Gleuck, Grace. "New York Gallery Notes: Think Up a Brand New Name." Art in America, September-October 1967, p. 108+.

Gleuck, Grace. "1930's Show at Whitney Picketed by Negro Artists Who Call It Incomplete." New York Times, November 18, 1969.

Goldstein, Rhoda L., ed. Is Black Art About Color? Black Life and Culture in the United States. New York: Crowell, 1971, p. 318.

Greene, Carroll. "The Afro-American Artist." The Art Gallery, April 1968, pp. 12-25.

Greene, Carroll. "Afro-American Artists: Yesterday and Now." The Humble Way, Fall 1968, pp. 1015 (illus.).

Greene, Carroll. "Perspective: The Black Artist in America." The Art Gallery, April 1970, pp. 1-29 (illus.).
Hall, James C. 'There Is No Deed But Memory' African-American Anti-Modernism and the American Sixties. Advisor: Albert Stone. University of Iowa, June 1992.

Hampton, Henry and Pollard, Sam. I'll Make Me a World (Video Recording), WNET/Blackside, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999.

Harlem Renaissance Art of Black America. The Studio Museum In Harlem, Abradale Press, Harry N. Abram, Inc. Publ., NY, 1994.

Henry, Gerrit. "Reviews and Previews: Romare Bearden." Artnews, May, 1973, p. 87.

Holmes, Jr., Oakley N. Black Artists in America: Part 2 (Video Recording) [Introduction by Romare Bearden]. Available at San Fransico State University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Library, 1971.

Howe, Susan. "Essays on Bearden." Survivor’s Box. St. Petersburg, Florida: Possum Press, 1977, pp. 42-50.

Howe, Susan. "Review of Exhibitions: Romare Bearden at Cordier and Ekstrom." Arts in America, November-December 1976, p. 122 (illus.).

Hughes, Robert. "Visual Jazz from a Sharp Eye." Time, June 10, 1991, pp. 72-73.

Hughes, Robert. The Empire of Signs (Video Recording). Media Resource Center, Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley.
Igoe, Lynn. Artis, Bearden and Burke: A Bibliography and Illustrations List. Museum of Art, North Carolina Central University, 1977, pp. 1, 7-41.

"In Memoriam: Romare Bearden." Callaloo, vol. 11, no. 3. Summer 1988, pp. 401-446.
Jacobs, Jay. "Two Afro-American Artists." Art Gallery, April 1968, pp. 26-31 (illus.).

Jodido, Philip. "Romare Bearden: Les Experiences d’un Peintre Noir Americain." Conaissance des Arts, November 1978, pp. 114-19.

Johnson, Herschel. "Romare Bearden Rediscovers Himself." Soho News, December 7, 1978.
Kampen, Michael E. “Art and Artists: Bearden Combines Fragments of Life into a New Whole.” Charlotte Observer, October 5, 1980, F11.

Kelly, June. “Romare Bearden.” International Review of African-American Art 9 (1991): 19-27.

Kimmelman, Michael. “Art in Review: Bearden’s Epic Intimacy.” New York Times, December 13, 1996, C30.

Kimmelman, Michael. “Life’s Abundance, Captured in a Collage.” New York Times, October 15, 2004, E29, E32.

Kramer, Hilton. "Art: Drawings with Graphic Subtlety." New York Times, March 31, 1973, 31.

Kramer, Hilton. "Art: Intimacy and the 'Indefinite.'" New York Times, June 22, 1974, 18.

Kramer, Hilton. "Art View: Bearden’s 'Patchwork Cubism.’" New York Times, December 3, 1978.

Kramer, Hilton. "'Black Art' and Expedient Politics." New York Times, June 7, 1970, 10.

Kramer, Hilton. "Black Experiences and Modern Art." New York Times, February 14, 1970, 23.
Larkin, Alile Sharon. Dreadlocks and the Three Bears. (video) 1992.

Lanese, Sandra. “Romare Bearden: A Soul on Canvas.” Art Review (June- July 1984): 20-21, 28-29.

Langdon, Ann R. “The Sounds of Romare Bearden.” Hartford Advocate, June 16, 1982, 22.

Larson, Kay. “Talking About Life.” New York, May 13, 1991, 99-100.

Lee, Felicia R. “An American Life in Mixed Media.” New York Times, September 11, 2003, Arts, 1, 5-6.

Leimbach, Dulcie. “Luminous Art That Softens a Subway.” New York Times, January 20, 1994, C3.

Lewis, Samella. African American Art and Artists. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Lipson, Karin. “Jazz and Mysticism by Romare Bearden.” New York Newsday, February 12, 1987, 12.

Locke, Alain, ed. The Negro in Art. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1969.
Markus, Julia. “Romare Bearden’s Art Does Go Home Again—to Conquer.” Smithsonian 11 (1981): 70-77.

Marr, Warren, II. "Black Artist Illumined." Crisis (March 1974): 106.

Maschal, Richard. "Bearden—A Retrospective: An Artist for the Soul in All of Us." Charlotte Observer, March 14, 1988, 6A, 7A.

Maschal, Richard. "Bearden Elevated Collage to a New Level of Creativity." Charlotte Observer, August 23, 2002, 22E.

Maschal, Richard. “The Bearden We Didn’t Know." Charlotte Observer, September 7, 2003, 1H, 8-10H.

Maschal, Richard. “Bearden’s Mastery Sparkles." Charlotte Observer, November 9, 2001, 17E.

Maschal, Richard. “Kids Book by Bearden Sees Light After 20 Years." Charlotte Observer, July 27, 2003, 1H, 8H.

Maschal, Richard. "New Bearden Works Leaner, Richer." Charlotte Observer, June 2, 1985, 3F.

Maschal, Richard. "Scholarship Named for Bearden: Award Established at Davidson for Black Art Students." Charlotte Observer, December 10, 1993, 2B.

May, Stephen. “The Art of Romare Bearden at the National Gallery.” Antiques and the Arts Weekly (December 5, 2003).

McGee, Celia. “Artist Is Bearden the Lionized.” New York Daily News, October 22, 2004, 73.

McNatt, Glenn. “The Many Layers of Romare Bearden.” Baltimore Sun, September 13, 2003, 1D, 10D.

Miesel, Victor H. Art:The Americana Annual. New York: Americana Corporation, 1971, 110-14.

Minthorn, David. “Harlem’s Great Artist Gets a Citywide Retrospective.” Associated Press, December 10, 2004.

Miro, Marsha. “Bearden’s Collages Transcend Time to Speak About Black Realities.” Detroit Free Press, November 30, 1990, 5C.

Miro, Marsha. "Recreating the Feelings of His People and Their Places." Detroit Free Press, December 20, 1979, 1C, 4C.

Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987. (exhibition catalogue) The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 14-August 11, 1991. Published by Oxford University Press.

Muchnic, Suzanne. "An Artist’s Garden of Memories." Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1980, 6: 1-3.

Murph, John. “Themes and Variations: The Art of Romare Bearden.” Jazz Times (October 2003).

"Music to the Eyes." Village Voice, March 10, 1975.

Myers, Bernard S., and Shirley Myers, eds. "Bearden, Romare." Dictionary of 20th Century Art. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974, 26-27.

Mysteries: Women in the Art of Romare Bearden. (exhibition catalogue) Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse and Onondaga County, Syracuse, New York, 1975.
Nadel, Alan. MayAll Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1993.

Nash, Dawn J. “The Legacy of Bearden.” Black Enterprise 18 (June 1988): 49.

Naves, Mario. “Romare Bearden at the Whitney.” New Criterion 15 (March 1997): 57-59.

"The Negro Artist Comes of Age." Art News (February 1-14, 1945): 16, 29- 30.

"Negro Artists: Their Work Wins Top Honors." Life, July 22, 1946, 62-64.

Neugass, Fritz. "Foto-Montagen und Collagen erzielen hohe Preise." Foto Magazine [Munich] (February 1964): 42.

New Names in American Art. (exhibition catalogue) The G Place Gallery, Washington, DC, 1944.

New Paintings by Bearden. (exhibition catalogue) Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, 1944.
O'Doherty, Brian. "Art: Year-End Review." New York Times, December 16, 1961, 23.

O’Meally, Robert G. “Jazz Albums as Art: Some Reflections.” International Review of African American Art 14 (1977): 38-47.

One More River to Cross: The Stories of Twelve Black Americans. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1992.

“Other Exhibitions Seen About Town.” New York Sun, October 13, 1945, 9.
The Painted Sounds of Romare Bearden. (exhibition catalogue) Council for Creative Projects, New York, 1994.

Patterson, Tom. “A Clear Vision: Romare Bearden’s Career Celebrated in Two Exhibits.” Winston-Salem Journal, December 17, 1995, E1, E3.

Patton, Sharon. “A Divine Presence in the Art of Romare Bearden.” Prism/Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts 15 (1992): 29- 32.

Payne, Les. "America's Greatest (Overlooked) Artist." New York Newsday, January 17, 1981, cover, 6-11, 18-20.

Payne, Les. "Jazz Came Alive on His Canvas." New York Newsday, December 9, 1990, Currents: 6.

Payne, Les. “Portrait of an Artist Who Defied Easy Label.” New York Newsday, November 28, 2004, Opinion.

"People in the News." Encore American, December 4, 1978, 42-43.

Plagens, Peter. “Cut Out for Greatness.” Newsweek (September 22, 2003).

Pomeroy, Ralph. "Black Persephone." Art News (October 1967): 44-45, 73-73.

Porter, James Amos. Modern Negro Art. New York: Dryden Press, 1943.

Powell III, Earl A. The Art of Romare Bearden Director, National Gallery of Art. February 10, 2013

Powell, Richard J. ‘What Becomes a Legend Most? Reflections on Romare Bearden.” Transition (1992): 63-72.

Princenthal, Nancy. "Romare Bearden at Cordier & Ekstrom." Art in America (February 1987).

Prigoff, James and Robin J. Dunitz. Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals. San Francisco: Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2000.

Proctor, Roy. “Breathtaking. National Gallery Retrospective Portrays Breadth of Romare Bearden’s Vision.” Richmond Times Dispatch, September 21, 2003.

Puente, Maria. “In Retrospect: Prolific Artistry of Romare Bearden.” USAToday, September 12, 2003.

Purdie, James. "Gallery Review." The Globe and Mail. [Toronto] September 1, 1979.
Raynor, Vivien. "State Museum Shows Work of 'Six Black Americans.'" New York Times, March 2, 1980.

Recollections of Charlotte’s Own. (exhibition catalog) Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, 2002.

Reed, Judith Kaye. "Art of Christmas Along Fifty-Seventh Street: In Abstract Idiom." Art Digest (December 1, 1945): 15.

Reed, Judith Kaye. "Moderns of Large Area." Art Digest (June 1, 1946): 10.

Richard, Paul. “Appreciation: Romare Bearden’s Blues. The Black Artist’s Rich Collage of Experience.” Washington Post, March 14, 1988, B1, B9.

Riley, Clayton. "Romare Bearden--of the Blues." Contact (Spring 1975).

Robbins, Eugenia S., ed. "Art News from Colleges and Elsewhere." Art Journal (Spring 1972): 324-26.

Roberts, Lucille. "The Gallery of Eight." Topic 5 (1966): 21-25.

Roberts, Roxanne. “Jazzed About Romare Bearden’s Art,” Washington Post, September 11, 2003, C1, C4.

"Romare Bearden." Time, October 16, 1964.

Romare Bearden: Collages, Profile/Part I: The Twenties. (exhibition catalog) Cordier & Ekstrom, New York, 1978.

"Romare Bearden: Finding the Rhythm." (exhibition catalogue) University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, September 20-October 27, 1991.

Romare Bearden: Narrations. (exhibition catalogue) Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, September 22- December 29, 2002.

Romare Bearden: 1911-1988: A Memorial Exhibition. (exhibition catalogue) ACA Galleries, New York, May 11-June 10, 1989.

Romare Bearden: 1970-1980. (exhibition catalogue) Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, 1980.

Romare Bearden: Oils, Gouaches, Water Colors, Drawings, 1937-1940. (exhibition catalogue) 306 West 141st Street, New York, 1940.

Romare Bearden: Origins and Progressions. (exhibition catalogue) Detroit Institute of the Arts, 1986.

Romare Bearden: Paintings and Projections. (exhibition catalogue) Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, 1968.

Romare Bearden: The Prevalence of Ritual. (exhibition catalogue) Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1971.

Romare Bearden: Rituals of the Obeah. (exhibition catalogue) Cordier & Ekstrom, 1984.

Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz. (video) Chappaqua, NY: L & S Videos, Inc., 1995. Narrator: Wynton Marsalis; Producer, Linda Freeman; Author/Director, David Irving.

Romare Bearden: Works On Paper. (exhibition catalogue) Forbes Magazine Galleries, New York, January 25-April 27, 2002.

Romare Bearden in Black-and-White: Photomontage Projections 1964. (exhibition catalogue) Whitney Museum of American Art/PhilipMorris, January 17-March 20, 1997.

Russell, John. "Art: Bearden from Homer to Henri." New York Times, April 29, 1977, C22.

Russell, John. "Jazzy Collages by Romare Bearden at the Brooklyn.” New York Times, October 2, 1981, C1, C28.
Scarborough, Ellen. "Bearden Exhibit Will Put Mint on Cultural Map." Charlotte Observer, March 16, 1980, 1F, 10F.

Schoetzau, Barbara. “New York Celebrated African-American Artist Romare Bearden.” Voice of America, New York, December 1, 2004 (2112).

Schwartz, Sanford. "New York Letter." Art International 17 (Summer 1973): 83-85, 99-100.

Schwartzman, Myron. "Of Mecklenburg, Memory, and the Blues: Romare Bearden's Collaboration with Albert Murray." Bulletin of Research in the Humanities 86 (Summer 1983): 140-61.

Schwartzman, Myron. RomareBearden: His Life and Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990.

Schwartzman, Myron. Romare Bearden:Celebrating the Victory. New York: Franklin Watts, 1999.

Scott, Nathan A., Jr. “Romare Bearden.” Callaloo 11 (Summer 1988): 420- 22.

Seeing Jazz: Artists and Writers on Jazz. (exhibition catalogue) San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1977.

Shange, Ntozake, and Romare Bearden. I Live in Music. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1994.

Shapiro, David. "Reviews and Previews: Group Shows: Cordier & Eckstrom's 'Bestiary.'" Art News 70 (February 1972): 208.

Sharp, Marynell. "Fifty-Seventh Street in Review: Bearden Paints ‘The Iliad.’" Art Digest 23 (November 15, 1948): 32-33.

Shirey, David L. "An Afro-American Show That Isn’t." New York Times, August 1, 1971, D17.

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