Romare Howard Bearden

Romare Howard Bearden (1911-1988) was an Afro-American artist. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bearden moved to New York City after high school to attend New York University. Upon his graduation in 1935, his artistic career began with depictions of the American South. He continued his studies under German artist George Grosz at the Art Students League in 1936 and 1937, during which he supported himself as a political cartoonist for African-American newspapers. Read more