Scope and Contents
The papers of studio assistant Andre Thibault/Teabo regarding African American painter Romare Bearden measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 2003 with the bulk of the material dating from 1980 to 1998. The papers consist of administrative records such as financial and gallery records. Correspondence includes letters from Romare Bearden, his wife Nanette and Andre Thibault. Of note is correspondence between Thibault and Nanette concerning the signature on a Bearden painting. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, posters, magazines, art books and source material used by Bearden. Artwork consists of a self-portrait, a sketchbook, collage pieces, and oversize drawings by Bearden. Photographic material is comprised of photographs of Bearden, his art, studio, Andre Thibault/Teabo, Russell Goings and others.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by André Thibault/Teabo in 2017.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
This collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared in 2019 by intern Candice Yates, supervised by Rayna Andrews, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.