Beauford Delaney1901-1979

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

$20,000 toward the acquisition of the 1945 painting Portrait of James Baldwin. Delaney was born in Tennessee and trained as an artist in Boston during the 1920s. He painted portraits and urban scenes primarily in New York during the waning years of the Harlem Renaissance, and beginning in the early 1960s painted abstractions in Paris where he lived the rest of his life.