(1901 - 1979)
Beauford Delaney was active/lived in New York, Tennessee / France, Canada. Beauford Delaney is known for lyrical abstract painting, city scenes-jazz.
Biography Beauford Delaney
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, who became a lifelong friend. Writer Henry Miller introduced
many people to Delaney in his essay The Amazing and Invariable Beauford Delaney.
critics of Delaney's paintings lauded his wit and eye, yet tended to
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