|Street Scene by Beauford Delaney|
This is my favorite artist that many people have never heard of.
I think the best biography of his life is this: Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney by David Leeming - He's been overlooked as an artist and I have been inspired by art as well as what I've read about his gentleness and charm. He was friends with Georgia O'Keeffe who painted this portrait of him--
|Beauford Delaney by Georgia O'Keeffe|
I am amazed how much hasn't been written about him, but I'm thankful for this blog: Le Amis de Beauford Delaney for keeping his memory alive.
Here's a link to more of his paintings.
And this, a short summary of who he was--