Edge of Town 

Shared white & black
In Romare Bearden’s youth, the edge of built-up settlement was never more than a 15 minute walk from anywhere in Charlotte. Country life and city life intertwined. A love of rural landscape and country living would mark Bearden’s Mecklenburg series and other artwork.

© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Romare Bearden's Morning of the Rooster, from the Mecklenburg County series. 1980. Collage on board, 18 x 13¼". Private collection.