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Amazing grace : a life of Beauford Delaney

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Amazing grace.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605400147
Named Person: Beauford Delaney; Beauford Delaney; Beauford Delaney; Beauford Delaney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 019509784X 9780195097849
OCLC Number: 36284515
Description: xvi, 221 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Leeming.
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A biography of Beauford Delaney which traces the artist's journey from Knoxville to Paris and shows how his life moved in step with many of the cultural shifts of the century. Leeming examines  Read more...

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