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us: Delaney, Beauford, 1901-1979

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    • us: Laney, Beauford de, 1901-1979
    • us: De Laney, Beauford, 1901-1979
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1901-12-30
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1979-03-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Knoxville (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
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        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts Normal Art School
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Modernism (Art)
          (lcsh) Abstract expressionism
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Painters
        • Sources

          • found: Beauford Delaney, a retrospective, c1978: p. 64 (b. 1901, Knoxville, Tenn.)
          • found: NUC pre-56 (De Laney, Beauford)
          • found: Mallett's index of artists, 1940 sup. (Delaney, Beauford)
          • found: Art index, 1980, v. 27 (Delaney, Beauford)
          • found: Explorations in the city of light, 1997: p. 4 (Beauford Delaney; 1901-1979; b. Knoxville, Tenn.; studied art in Boston and N.Y.; moved to France in 1950s; d. in Paris in 1979)
          • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 08, 2014 (Beauford Delaney; born December 30, 1901 in Knoxville; died March 26, 1979 in Paris; modernist painter. He is remembered for his work with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his later works in abstract expressionism following his move to Paris in the 1950s. Beauford's younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 10, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Delaney, Beauford; painter; born 30 December 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States; attended the Massachusetts Normal Art School, studying portraiture and academic traditions (1923); the Whitney Studio Gallery in New York included three of his oil portraits and nine pastel drawings (1930); drew pastel and charcoal drawings of famous African American jazz musicians (1930's); exhibited expressionistic work in the Washington Square Outdoor Exhibit (1934); two solo exhibitions of portraits, at the Eighth Street Playhouse in New York and Gallery C in Washington, DC (1938); featured by Life magazine as one of the most talented Negro painters (1938); famous expressionist paintings include, Can Fire in the Park, Green Street, and Washington Square (1946-1949); showed in three important solo exhibitions in Paris at Galerie Paul Facchetti, the Galerie Lambert, and the GalerieDarthea Speyer (1960-1973); died 26 March 1979 in Paris, France, St. Anne's Hospital for the Insane)
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