Artist’s note board for:
I Saw Beauford Delaney Today

26 in. x 16 in.
mixed media: wood, painting, engraving, images, wire on wood
©Maureen Kelleher 2008
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Engraved text on the note board:

Because he was apparently confused, needing guidance, and trying to figure out what to do with his life, somebody told James Baldwin about painter Beauford Delaney. 16 year old Baldwin showed up at Delaney’s Greene St. apartment in Greenwich Village with questions. Should he become a preacher as his family wanted or should he be a writer?