He is Risen (The Passion of Christ Series)

He is Risen (The Passion of Christ Series)

Romare H. Bearden (American, 1914-1988)

Currently on View in K203
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From the artist to Duke Ellington [1899-1974] in 1945; by descent in the Ellington family to Stephen James, Duke Ellington's son in 1974; consigned by James to (Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York) in 2006 (1)
(1) Provenance information supplied by (Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York).

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The Passion of Christ Series established Bearden as an abstract artist.

This painting creates a celebratory mood of rebirth and redemption.

Bearden grew up in Harlem and was influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.

Object Information

artist
Romare H. Bearden (American, 1914-1988)
creation date
1945
materials
oil on gessoed board
dimensions
36 x 24 in. (sheet)
44-1/2 x 32-1/2 x 3 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, L.L.: Bearden
accession number
2006.111
credit line
James E. Roberts Fund, Cecil F. Head Art Fund, Mary V. Black Art Endowment Fund, Roger L. Williams Fund
copyright
© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors

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