Beauford Delaney

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Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 26, 1979 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 26, 1979 (77)

About

Artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance and abstract expressionism and known for "Jazz Quartet" and other works.

Before Fame

He developed an interest in art from an early age; as a child, he copied pictures from the family Bible.

Trivia

He began working in New York in the early 1930s and quickly became known for his paintings of prominent black artists.

Family Life

His younger brother Joseph also became a well-known painter. Writer James Baldwin considered him his spiritual father.

Associated With

He and Gwendolyn Knight both became renowned Harlem Renaissance painters.

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