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Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) watercolor and gouache abstract on paper, abstracts on both sides of sheet. 1st image: Abstract in colors of yellow, orange, red, brown, and purple. Signed and dated lower right in black ink, "Beauford Delaney 61". 2nd image en verso: Abstract watercolor in brown/black. In pencil lower right, "BDP-311", in pencil and ink on sticker, upper left, "25 1/4 x 19 616". 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. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953 also marked the transition from figurative compositions to abstract expressionism with a focus on color and light. Sheet: 25-3/8" X 19". Provenance – Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. Condition: 1st image: Very good condition. 2nd image: Scattered water marks. Areas of red wash at lower center, left side center, left upper quadrant, lower right quadrant.