Beauford Delaney1901-1979

Fogg Art Museum - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

$5,000 in support of the costs associated with hosting the traveling exhibition Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow, organized by guest-curator Richard J. Powell and the High Museum of Art and overseen by Fogg curator Harry Cooper. 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.