Romare Bearden Prints
From The Hofstra Museum Collection
November 20, 2002 - March 14, 2003
Lowenfeld Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library
"Practically all great artists accept the influence of others.
But . . .
The artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personal."
- Romare Bearden
Known for his paintings and collages, in the last fifteen years of his life Romare Bearden produced a great variety of prints. Recalled by the prints are the artist's experience growing up in the South, his studies in Paris, his participation and role in the Harlem Renaissance. The prints feature his reinterpretation of ancient myths, traditional rituals, explore printing techniques and personal symbolism, while "revealing the poetry intrinsic to modern American life."