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JOSEPH DELANEY (1904 - 1981) Untitled (Self-Portrait).
Oil on linen canvas, circa 1935. 292x235 mm; 11 1/2x9 1/4 inches. Estate signature ink stamp, upper stretcher bars verso.
Provenance: the estate of the artist; Aaron Galleries, Chicago; private collection, Ohio.
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, where he continued to work as a sketch artist. 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. Bearden/Henderson p. 291.