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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Beauford Potpourri

By receiving Google Alerts about Beauford and messages from persons interested in his life and work, I am able to collect tidbits of information and references to him that add to the growing data base about him. Below are links to some of these references.

The Ubuntu Biography Project - Beauford Delaney

Portrait of Beauford Delaney
(ca. 1950)
Possibly by Gjon Mili

The Ubuntu Biography Project was created by Stephen A. Maglott (1953-2016) to publish biographical tributes to distinguished LGBTQ/SGL people of color/African descent.

Les Amis De Beauford Delaney: Beauford's Paris: Saint Anne's Throughout Paris Benches

This Web page displays a large image of two women sitting on a bench at Saint Anne's Hospital, the place where Beauford spent the last four years of his life.

Beauford Delaney Timeline

David Wright, an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville who won a Paul Pinckney Award from UTK's Department of History this April, has created a timeline of Beauford's life. It includes multiple images of Beauford's work and even mentions the Les Amis blog!

Beauford Delaney and Ted Joans

Art historian and curator Karima Boudou has written a fascinating article about poet / artist Ted Joans and Beauford. It includes a beautiful photo of Joans and a fragile-appearing Beauford in Beauford's rue Vercingétorix studio, taken in 1975.

AZ Quotes

AZ Quotes has created an infographic using a Beauford Delaney quote and one of Beauford's self-portraits*.


The pastel, watercolor, and charcoal on paper self-portrait was painted at Yaddo in 1950.

*Self-portrait, Yaddo
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

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