Feb 06, 2007 - Sale 2102

Sale 2102 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 1,920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981)
Standing Nude Covering Face.

Brush and ink drawing on cream wove paper, circa 1935. 473x195 mm; 18 3/4x8 inches. Signed in ink, lower right. Handling creases in the margins.

In 1930 at the age of 26, Joseph Delaney moved from his native Tennessee to New York where he studied at the Art Students League with Thomas Hart Benton. In 1932, he exhibited in the first Washington Square Outdoor Art Show and continued to work as a sketch artist there. From 1934 to 1940, Delaney worked for the WPA on projects in New York City including the Index of Design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pier 72 mural, and the Story of the Recorded Word mural at the New York Public Library. He also taught at Harlem and Brooklyn settlement houses and the Art Students League. His brother Beauford Delaney, also a well known painter, who moved to Paris after a career in New York and Philadelphia in the 1930-40s.