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Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player's Images

Ernie Barnes Painted From Experience, New York Gallery Exhibition Features Four Decades of Former Pro-Football Player’s Images

  A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER who became a successful artist, Ernie Barnes (1938-2009) made paintings about what he experienced and what was familiar. His most frequent subjects were African American life in the South, referencing his North Carolina roots, and racially diverse athletes engaged in all manner of sports, from tennis and boxing, to basketball...
For TV Guide, Romare Bearden Interprets the New NFL Season

For TV Guide, Romare Bearden Interprets the New NFL Season

TIME WAS, TV GUIDE WAS A FIXTURE in American family rooms across the country. Known for engaging artists to illustrate its covers, in anticipation of the 1977 NFL football season, the weekly guide of television listings turned to Romare Bearden (1911-1988) to render its cover. As a result, the work of one of America’s most...