Part II: Local Artists
This area of the museum displayed local Tennessee artists. There is much variety in their works, let’s take a look.
The Brothers Delaney
Beauford and Joseph Delaney were brothers with exceptional artistic talents born in Knoxville in the early 1900’s. Each demonstrated their talents early and their minister father and mother supported their gifts. Beauford studied in Boston, New York, and Paris, while Joseph sought Chicago and later New York. They had friends in Georgia O’Keefe, Louis Armstrong, and James Baldwin.
Here’s a sampling of their work:
And let’s close with this mural. This artist studied with Diego Rivera in Mexico and her work shows his influence. History of Tennessee by Marion Greenwood, a child prodigy who completed this work in 1955.
A must see..