Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Untitled (Beauford Delaney)Made in United States, North and Central America
Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 - 1986
Charcoal on off-white laid paper
Currently not on view
|125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by Marion Boulton Stroud, with the gift (by exchange) of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Todd Makler, and gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, 1997|
LabelBeauford Delaney was one of only two individuals Georgia O'Keeffe depicted in her career (the other was Alfred Stieglitz's niece, Dorothy Schubart) and she drew five portraits of him in the early 1940s. A regular at Stieglitz's New York gallery, An American Place, Delaney was particularly impressed by O'Keeffe's work, which he described as "alive and quite amazing." O'Keeffe, in turn, deeply respected Delaney's painting and wrote a tribute to him in the catalogue for his 1973 solo exhibition at Darthea Speyer's gallery in Paris.