Looking at Kara Walker's images again, reminded me of another American artist Whose work I'd totally forgotten. Romare Bearden was a 20th century artist and writer. You can read a short bio here. It appears that over his interesting life his work changed quite a bit and he experimented with a range of media, but it's his collages that I wanted to look at today.
Excuse the image overload. I just couldn't control myself. I love his choice of rich colours in these collages. They are so vibrant and full of life. This work really inspires me to use more colour.
Something about his work reminds me of that of Agnes Montgomery which I posted some images of in May and you can link to here.