Beauford Delaney


Beauford Delaney (December 30, 1901 – March 26, 1979) 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. Beauford's younger brother, Joseph, was also a noted painter.

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Beauford Delaney was an African-American painter born in Knoxville, Tennessee who moved to Boston as a teenager to study art. He established himself a few years later in New York City with his Abstract paintings. Delaney spent the last years of his life in Paris, France.

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United States


Artist, painter, portraitist

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Beauford Delaney, Beauford de Laney, Beauford De Laney

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