Sunday Morning at Avila
|Title:||Sunday Morning at Avila.|
|Name(s):||Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
aquatint (printing process)
etching (printing process)
|Extent:||1 print ; 35 cm x 46 cm|
|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.|
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.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
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|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|