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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...
Romare Bearden, Spiral Group and the March Toward Artistic Identity

Romare Bearden, Spiral Group and the March Toward Artistic Identity

WHO IS THE NEGRO ARTIST and what is his responsibility? Ever mindful of the pivotal period in which he was living, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) set about answering these cultural questions by bringing together the Spiral group and embarking on a monumental effort to document the canon of African American artists. As civil rights leaders prepared...