Watercolors by Beauford Delaney

We are pleased to share news of an excellent selection of paintings on paper by Modern master, Beauford Delaney (American, 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.

April 26, 2019