The Artist Birthday Series

Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden: multi-genre artist, writer, songwriter Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) was an African-American artist and writer who depicted the life around him. He worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. He was also a composer of jazz music, and author of numerous books. Born in Charlotte, North… Read More Romare Bearden

The Artist Birthday Series

Miles Davis

Today’s Artist Birthday: Miles Davis Miles Davis was born Miles Dewey Davis III on May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois, the son of a prosperous dental surgeon and a music teacher. Davis grew up in a supportive middle-class household, where he was introduced by his father to the trumpet at age 13. Davis quickly developed… Read More Miles Davis