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Beauford Delaney

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Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Beauford Delaney as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“The painter Beauford Delaney, largely unrecognized now, was admired by many artists and thinkers of his time. He was a regular in Alfred [Steiglitz’s] gallery in New York. Georgia [O’Keefe] drew a few portraits of him, one of only two people she was ever known to depict. Adored by many, Beauford was tormented by mental illness and a lifelong struggle to suppress his homosexuality. He fled America for Paris in the ’50s, never to return.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎