Title: Interview with Romare Bearden
Date: 1980 July 31
Physical Details: 2 sound cassettes : analog ; 2 hr., 5 min., 41 sec.
Description: An interview of Romare Bearden conducted 1980 July 31 by Avis Berman in Berman's studio, Long Island City, N.Y.
Bearden discusses his mural commissions; his youth; his time in Paris; working out of the blues tradition; the influence of the South; and changes in his work. He recalls Constantin Brancusi, Jacob Lawrence, Henri Matisse, Duke Ellington, Stuart Davis, and others.
Creator: Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Forms part of: Avis Berman research material on art and artists, 1976-1988
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation Information: Romare Bearden and Avis Berman. Interview with Romare Bearden, 1980 July 31. Avis Berman research material on art and artists, 1976-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Digital ID: 14279