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Five (5) Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) Drawings. 1st item: Unframed and unsigned charcoal portrait of older woman, 14 1/8 " H x 11" W. 2nd item: Unframed charcoal drawing titled in pen lower margin "Home of Brother Emory" depicting an interior parlor scene and signed lower right 'Jos Delaney'. 11" H x 13 3/4" W. 3rd item: Framed ink drawing of a mountain cabin homestead scene, signed lower right 'J Delaney'. Drawing: 7 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W. Framed: 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W. 4th & 5th items: Small ink drawing/study of the University of Tennessee arch bridge in notebook containing a few random drawings and a notebook with larger ink drawing/study of the University of Tennessee arch bridge. Notebooks measure: 3 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W and 8 1/4" H x 6" W. 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: 1st & 2nd items: Overall toning, tape burns and very minor wear to edges. 3rd item: Toning to paper. 4th item: Wear to page edges. 5th item: Red staining to paper.