The James Baldwin bequest to Clark Atlanta University contained the following paintings by Beauford:
- Yellow Cypress, 1972, oil on canvas
- Unknown Portrait (inscription: Saint Paul), 1971, oil on canvas
- Portrait of James Baldwin*, 1971, oil on canvas
- Man in Blue, 1972, oil on canvas
- Abstraction: Yellow and Orange, 1972, watercolor
- Village (Saint Paul de Vence), 1972, oil on canvas
- Abstract: Yellow and Red, 1967, oil on canvas
(1972) Oil on canvas
Bequest of James Baldwin
Image courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
Beauford first went to Saint Paul de Vence in 1971, the year that his nephew Sam died. Baldwin invited him there to help him deal with the emotional trauma resulting from Sam's death. He invited Beauford to the property for Christmas that same year.
Beauford would go to Saint Paul de Vence again in 1972, this time as a result of Richard A. Long finding him in fragile mental condition during Long's visit to France. Beauford drew sketches of the town during this trip and created Village and other paintings upon his return to Paris.
In Part 4 of this article, read a personal view of several paintings from the Baldwin bequest.
*Some question whether the person depicted in this portrait is indeed Baldwin.