“A form if it breathes some, if it has some enigma to it, it is also the enigma that is the abstract, I would think.“
- Name: Beauford Delaney
- Born: December 30, 1901
- Died: March 26, 1979 (Age 77)
- From: Knoxville, Tennessee
- Occupation: Artist
- Works: “Can Fire in the Park” (1946), “Portrait of James Baldwin” (1965), “Marian Anderson” (1965)
- Fun Fact: For more than three decades Beauford Delaney lived and worked in and around Paris where he earned the title “dean of American Negro painters living abroad.”
Beauford Delaney was an American 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. His work mostly consisted of African-American life during the Harlem Renaissance.
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