The works of Beauford Delaney, a figurative, abstract expressionist, i.e., modernist painter, are being shown in the first solo exhibition since 1992. The exhibit, Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, opens February 3 with a Vernissage in Paris in the Grande Salle at Columbia Global Centers Europe at Reid Hall (Columbia University’s Paris facility), 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, Metro: Vavin line 4. Any questions or want an invitation to the vernissage, contact Monique Wells at Discover Paris!
The Wells International Foundation is sponsoring the exhibition of over 40 paintings and works on paper by the Paris expatriate artist Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) continues until February 29, 2016. For special events related to the exhibition, visit Les Amis de Beauford Delaney.
The height of his Harlem renaissance career was during the 1930s and 1940s. He developed as an abstract expressionist as a Paris expatriate in the 1950s. Private collectors in the Paris region are loaning the works and most have never been seen by the general public before. A round table discussion on “Multiculturalism in Today’s Art World” is scheduled for February 18 and a celebration of Beauford Delaney’s personal life in Paris on February 21.
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Reid Hall (operated by Columbia University)
4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Metro: Vavin line 4