He Is Risen (The Passion of Christ Series)

Creation date
oil on gessoed board
Mark Descriptions
Signed, L.L.: Bearden
36 x 24 in. 44-1/2 x 32-1/2 x 3 in. (framed)
Credit line
James E. Roberts Fund, Cecil F. Head Art Fund, Mary V. Black Art Endowment Fund, Roger L. Williams Fund
Accession number
Currently On View

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).
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