In 1930, after being inspired by his brother Beauford Delaney’s success as an artist, Joseph Delaney decided to move to New York City to pursue an artistic career and enrolled at the Art Students League. Delaney was taken by the sights of the city and began painting scenes from nightclubs and street parades in a quick, sketchy style. He developed the sketch-like style from his experience working as a street sketch artist, creating swift and instantaneous portraits for paying patrons. Throughout his career, Delaney’s work, as seen in Brooklyn Dodgers Victory Parade, centered around depicting crowds of people; telling stories through large and dense compositions full of energy and movement.
Title: Brooklyn Dodgers Victory Parade
Artist: Joseph Delaney (1904 – 1991)
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Image size: 35 x 29 ½ inches; Framed: 41 ½ x 36 inches
Accession Number: H77.24
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