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 Beauford Delaney  (1901 - 1979)

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Lived/Active: New York/Tennessee / France/Canada      Known for: lyrical abstract painting, city scenes-jazz

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BIOGRAPHY for Beauford Delaney
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Birth
1901 (Knoxville, Tennessee)
 
Death
1979 (Paris, France)

Lived/Active
New York/Tennessee / France/Canada


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lyrical abstract painting, city scenes-jazz

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Born in 1901, Beauford Delaney, an expatriate African-American painter, spent his childhood and teen years in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He studied at the Massachusetts Normal School in Boston, in 1924, moving to Harlem and other New York City locations in 1929.  In 1953, he went permanently to live in France, mainly Paris.  He died there on March 25, 1979.

Among many intellectuals Delaney knew as a kindred soul, friend and mentor, were James Baldwin, then a young author (showing 500 of 13687 characters).



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