U.S. Postal Service Honors an African-American Artist

The U.S. Postal service recently dedicated a new series of four “forever” stamps honoring the work of African-American artist Romare Bearden. The stamps were revealed at a ceremony conducted at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman stated, “We are proud to dedicate a sheet of stamps that honor a man who became one of the 20th century’s most distinguished, important, and inventive American artists. Romare Bearden transformed collage into a forceful means of expression with mainstream appeal and in doing so, he framed the complexities of the African-American experience in a broad historical and cultural context.”

Bearden, a graduate of New York University, died in 1988 at the age of 76.

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