Two Figures

Romare Howard Bearden, American, 1911 - 1988

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1968

Collage of commercially prepared, coated, colored paper, prepared photographic paper, and transparent and opaque watercolor on cream wove paper, with additions of graphite and black ink on card, mounted on smooth-surfaced plywood panel

Overall: 20 × 16 1/16 × 7/8 in. (50.8 × 40.8 × 2.2 cm)

Frame: 20 3/16 × 16 3/16 in. (51.2 × 41.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Bernstein

Art © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

P.977.179

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in red ballpoint, in upper left: romare bearden

Course History

SART 25, Painting I, Enrico Riley, Spring 2015

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Brenda Garand, Winter 2015

SART 20, Drawing II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 17, Special Topics: Digital Painting, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 25, Painting I, Tom Ferrara, Spring 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, Drawing III, Jennifer Caine, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Romare Bearden: Collages, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (no cat.), January 24-April 12, 1998.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Constructing Gender: Works from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, 1500 to the Present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 28-April 22, 2012.

Art and the American Experience, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, no. 6, 8, September 13-December 6, 1998.

Publication History

Jan van der Marck, Art and the American Experience, Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 1998, ill. p. 6.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 93

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 39, 222, 275-276, ill. p. 223, no. 80.

Provenance

The artist; consigned to Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc. (art dealer), New York, January 1969; sold to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, January 1969; consigned to Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York, by December, 1974 [not sold]; returned to Jane and Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1977; given to present collection, 1977.

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