USPS Unveils Romare Bearden Stamps

October 1st, 2011

The artwork of Romare Bearden is featured on a new set of four Forever stamps.

Romare Bearden was one of the 20th century's most distinguished American artists. His art has been praised for depicting the complexities of African-American experience while addressing universal themes, and is in the permanent collections of major museums across the nation. Though he created works in many media, he is particularly celebrated for his groundbreaking approach to collage. Using various materials, including cut papers, foil, and fabrics, he transformed collage into a forceful means of expression with mainstream appeal.

Four collages by Bearden appear on the Romare Bearden stamp sheet. These are: Conjunction (1971), Odysseus: Poseidon, The Sea God - Enemy of Odysseus (1977), Prevalence of Ritual: Conjur Woman (1964) and Falling Star (1979).

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