The judge appointed seven of Beauford's closest friends as members of the panel of trustees: James Baldwin, Solange du Closel, Burt Reinfrank, Bernard Hassell, Darthea Speyer, Ahmed Bioud, and James LeGros.
Beauford created portraits of at least six of the seven trustees prior to entering Sainte-Anne's. (I have never seen or heard of a portrait of James LeGros.) I honor them on Beauford's behalf in this blog posting by presenting their portraits below.
1963 Pastel on paper
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute
1972 Pastel on paper
G. R. N'Namdi Gallery
1968 Oil on canvas
Image courtesy of Burton Reinfrank
ca. 1971 Oil on canvas
1965 Oil on canvas
Image courtesy of Galerie Darthea Speyer
1964 Oil on canvas
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York , NY