Beauford November 21, 2004 - February 20, 2005
Delaney from New York to Paris

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About the Exhibition

"Perhaps I should say, flatly, what I believe--that he is a great painter, among the very greatest; but I do know that great art can only be created out of love, and that no greater lover has ever held a brush."

James Baldwin (1924-1987), writer,
friend of artist Beauford Delaney

Discover the fascinating career of Beauford Delaney (1901-79). An American modernist painter, Delaney produced engaging portraits, landscapes, and abstractions celebrated for their brilliance and technical complexity.

"Beauford Delaney: From New York to Paris" explores Delaney’s dramatic stylistic shift from figurative compositions of New York life to abstract expressionist studies of color and light following his move to Paris in 1953. Approximately fifty paintings, including several never before exhibited, illuminate some of Delaney's most innovative years and firmly place his work among the dominant art movements of the day.

Exhibition Schedule:

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
November 21, 2004 to February 20, 2005
Knoxville Museum of Art
April 8 to June 25, 2005
Greenville County Museum of Art
August 3 - October 2, 2005

Philadelphia Museum of Art
November 12, 2005 to January 28, 2006.


The Minneapolis Institute of Arts