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Watercolors by Beauford Delaney

April 26th, 2019

We are pleased to share news of an excellent selection of paintings on paper by Modern master, Beauford Delaney (1901-1979). These works date from the 1960s after Delaney became established among the expatriate community of American artists. “I left New York for Paris in 1953, and I have painted with greater freedom ever since. I tried to paint light, different kinds of light, and my painting has been associated with “abstraction.”

We share here an image of a luminous watercolor made during a visit to Athens, Greece in 1961. Delaney’s trip was supported by Darthea Speyer, the American cultural ambassador and art dealer. The trip brought on a severe bout of depression and Delaney relied heavily on his friends in Paris who helped in his recovery.

Beauford Delaney, Athens, 1961, watercolor & graphite
Athens, 1961
Darthea Speyer & Beauford Delaney
Darthea Speyer & Beauford Delaney
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