Beauford Delaney: African-American Artist In The 19th Century

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Beauford Delaney was an African-American painter in the 19th century. He was best known for his aesthetic artwork. His artwork was magnificent and had a meaning to it. Not only was he a painter, but he was the most true loving friend to famous novelist James Baldwin. He even painted a portrait of James Baldwin called“The Portrait of James Baldwin,” . Even though he struggled with mental health and financial problems, he still is known today. Some of his works can be found in museums in Washington D.C., New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia. You can also see him in books and schools. He is very important to our African-American culture. He will be truly missed for showing his love and kindness in his paintings. Beauford Delaney got his aspiration for painting from his brother,Joseph Delaney. They would copy pictures from Sunday school cards and pictures from the Bible. As he grew older, Beauford Delaney would do jobs as cleaning tables at Vine Street Cafe and being a shoeshine boy. He also did paintings while he was still working as a shoeshine boy. The first painting that he did was a seascape painting. The painting was so unique that it caught the attraction of Lloyd Branson, who was also a…show more content…
For example, “The Portrait of James Baldwin.” The meaning of that Portrait was that Beauford Delaney was trying to show his love and heart to his friend, James Baldwin. If it wasn’t for Beauford Delaney, I don’t know who would be in his place. Many people loved his work and himself as a painter.We even have other artists who wrote about him in their book, and even have other artists made a portrait of him. That is why see him in books at schools and in libraries. He even became a role model and a mentor to a troubled high school senior and turn him into one of famous novelist in our African-American culture that we know today. That is why we celebrate him in Black
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