Family Dinner, 1993 - Romare Bearden

About the Work

About Family Dinner

This 30 color hand-silkscreened edition is based on Romare Bearden's 1969 collage painting Family Dinner. An excellent example of Bearden's storytelling abilities, the work gives an intimate glimpse into an everyday ritual of the family, capturing the action ...

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This 30 color hand-silkscreened edition is based on Romare Bearden's 1969 collage painting Family Dinner. An excellent example of Bearden's storytelling abilities, the work gives an intimate glimpse into an everyday ritual of the family, capturing the action and energy of dinnertime with a jazzy, rhythmic composition that reflects Bearden's Harlem upbringing.

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About the Artist

About Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden is best known for his colorful collages, though he also created paintings, prints, and photographs throughout his prolific career. Born in North Carolina ...Read More
Romare Bearden is best known for his colorful collages, though he also created paintings, prints, and photographs throughout his prolific career. Born in North Carolina, Bearden's family moved to Harlem when he was a toddler, and he grew up among the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and continued to spend summers in the south. Rooted in the African-American experience, his work reflects the influences of his youth—urban and rural life, jazz, storytelling—as well as his later art education—Renaissance painting, modern art, African tribal sculpture, and Christian iconography.

In the 1930s, Bearden became active in the Harlem art scene and by the 1960s, he was central to the cultural community, helping to found the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Spiral Group, and the Cinqué Gallery, a venue for emerging artists. Bearden said, "It is not my aim to paint about the Negro in terms of propaganda . . . [but] the life of my people as I know it, passionately and dispassionately as Brueghel. My intention is to reveal through pictorial complexity the life I know." A critically acclaimed and groundbreaking artist, Bearden died in 1988.Read Less

Family Dinner, 1993

Romare Bearden

Print
Size Framed Price
27.20" x 19.70" $1,050 $750
Edition of 200

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Description

Hand-silkscreened in 30 colors.

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Dated and numbered by printer.

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