Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) watercolor on paper abstract expressionist painting featuring yellow, pink, and orange swirls in a grid-like pattern. Signed and dated in green, lower right corner, "Beauford Delaney 1964". En verso on white sticker in pencil: "22 1/2 x 16" and in black ink "795," and below, in pencil, " BD-P-351," (estate inventory number system of court-appointed administrator, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire). Sheet – 16" x 22". Provenance: Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. Biography: 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 his transition from figurative compositions to abstract expressionism, with a focus on color and light. CONDITION: Very good condition. Black round paper flaw lower left quadrant.
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