Not only has he read widely in epic literature, but his water colors can have the quality of medieval illuminations. Bearden also has a deep feeling for paper. Its white delivers more light to him than he can ever coax out of canvas. If he was a musician in the way he approaches tones and intervals, he is also a storyteller, and paper is as much his element as color and line.

Michael Brenson

You Are Dead Forever, 1945-46

He Walks On Water, 1945

Celestine Comes To New Orleans To Sing The Blues, ND

Four Standing Musicians, 1965

Open Market, 1988

Solo, 1987

Additional Watercolor Art

At Hoy’s
Jackie at the Five Spot
Loa Leaves with the First Cock
Martinique Morning
Marriage of the Viper
The Obeah's Choice
The Parting Cup
The Shepherdess
Trombone Solo


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