Three (3) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) unframed works on paper including a 4" x 6" pen drawing study of three nude females, signed 'Jos Delaney' and two (2) ink and watercolor drawings depicting nude females, one standing (17 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W) and the other reclining (20 3/4" H x 14 3/4"). The latter is signed 'Joseph Delaney'. Biography: Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904. 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. Biography courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt. Condition: Paper of all three works with overall toning. Larger sheets with nicks/losses to edges.
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