Romare Beardon was an artist that could do anything. He drew cartoons, painted, collaged, designed costumes, wrote songs, and authored books. Beardon used his art to challenge the idea that black artists should only create art rooted in their own culture. He explored ways to depict the daily lives of African Americans in the rural south and urban north through modern art; all while expressing the changing landscape of civil rights and social norms.
Romare Beardon had a prolific career and led an impactful life. We’re going to have a lot to talk about!