Author: Frederick C. Moffatt
Author info: Professor of Art
Publication Date: December 2009
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Synopsis: This book is the first in-depth treatment of the life and work of the prolific African American painter Joseph Delaney, a gifted artist whose impressive achievements on canvas were somewhat overshadowed during his long career by those of his older brother Beauford. Moffatt deftly interweaves biography, art history, and critical analysis in his study of this neglected African American artist. Moffatt’s critical biography draws liberally on his subject’s own diaries, essays, and poetry, as well as on numerous other sources, to offer an illuminating narrative that firmly establishes Joseph Delaney’s importance within the history of twentieth-century American art.