Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) watercolor on paper, abstract landscape in colors of aqua, yellow, orange, greens, blues, brown and black. Signed and dated lower left in red ink, Beauford Delaney 1971. Verso upper left in pencil, "BD-P-346" and written in ink on sticker, "12 1/2 x 9 1/4 730". Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O'Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. It was when he moved to Paris in 1953 that his work transitioned from figurative compositions to Abstract Expressionism with a focus on color and light. Sheet: 12-1/2" X 9-3/8". Provenance – Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. Condition: Overall very good condition with very light toning verso.
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