He is Risen (The Passion of Christ Series)

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He is Risen (The Passion of Christ Series)

Romare H. Bearden (American, 1914-1988)

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.


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).

Object Information

Romare H. Bearden (American, 1914-1988)
creation date
oil on gessoed board
height: 36 in (sheet)
width: 24 in (sheet)

height: 44 1/2 in (framed)
width: 32 1/2 in (framed)
depth: 3 in (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, L.L.: Bearden
accession number
credit line
James E. Roberts Fund, Cecil F. Head Art Fund, Mary V. Black Art Endowment Fund, Roger L. Williams Fund
© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945