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Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney

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Described by those who knew him best as a Buddha, a Merlin, and "a cross between Brer Rabbit and St. Francis of Assisi," the artist Beauford Delaney was anything but ordinary. James Baldwin, his closest friend, wrote that "He has been starving and working all of his life--in Tennessee, in Boston, in New York, and now in Paris. He has been menaced more than any other man I ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 19th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Nov 21, 2013 added it
A complex and brilliant man. At first I found the book maddening in it covered every individual he met. However, after learning a little something about them all I discovered an equally wonderful pallet of vibrant colors/pastels/ and purposeful strokes that showed a more spiritual canvas of the man. Excellent.
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Overlooked artist and mentor of James Baldwin. Queer and roots in knoxville.
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