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Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) oil on board painting of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. Signed lower left “Joseph Delaney”. Sight – 17 1/2″ H x 31 1/4″ W. Framed – 24 3/4″ H x 38 1/4″ W. Circa 1960. Provenance: a Knoxville, Tennessee Collection. Note: there are two published Joseph Delaney images of the Williamsburg suspension bridge over the East River: this one, which was previously exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery, and one that was featured on page 150 of Frederick C. Moffatt biography, “The Life, Art, and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991.” The two paintings differ in size, angle of image, and color of some features. Biography (Courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt) – Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city’s landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney’s works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Condition: Excellent condition.