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Amazing grace : a life of Beauford Delaney

In Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney David Leeming tells the story of one of the most important black artists of our time. In chronicling Delaney's remarkable trajectory from a strong religious family in Knoxville to his death in a Parisian insane asylum, Leeming maintains a dual focus on Delaney's troubled inner life - his complicated homosexuality and the "voices" that would drive him mad - and his vibrant external life - his friendships with an amazing range of writers, artists, and musicians. In many ways, Delaney's life focuses the major currents of twentieth century art
Print Book, English, 1998
Oxford University Press, New York, 1998
collective biographies
xvi, 221 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
9780195097849, 019509784X