Sunday Morning at Avila

Commissioned for a New York performance of the opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" by Virgil Thompson.  Title and artist's signature handwritten in pencil at bottom margin., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Artist's bio: Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 - 2013 March 12, 1988) was an artist and writer born in Charlotte, NC. He grew up in Harlem as a member of the educated middle-class. His mother was the New York correspondent for the Chicago Defender. Bearden completed his studies at New York University with a degree in education. His education was interrupted by stints as a professional baseball player. He was offered an opportunity to play professional baseball for the then Philadelphia Athletics if he would agree to pass for white - an offer he refused. He studied at the Art Student's league of New York under the German artist, George Grosz., Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
Abstract/Description: Commissioned for a New York performance of the opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" by Virgil Thompson. Title and artist's signature handwritten in pencil at bottom margin.
Subject(s): Religious services.
Adults.