Beauford Delaney1901-1979

Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, TN

$10,000 to acquire the 1964 painting Self-Portrait for the museum’s permanent collection. 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 later years of the Harlem Renaissance, and beginning in the early 1960s painted abstractions in Paris where he resided for the rest of his life.