The Amazing and Invariable Beauford DeLaney by Henry Miller, 1945 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The rext reprints a segment of Miller's The Air Conditioned Nightmare in a limited edition of 750 copies. In it, Miller gives a portrait of the great Harlem Renaissance painter in personal and critical terms. DeLaney lived in New York, and although a private and introverted man, counted James Baldwin, Georgia O'Keefe and Miller as good friends. His modernist paintings of this New York period recall Van Gogh and George Rouault, yet they are original. The booklet contains a few black and white reproductions of his paintings, a sketch of Miller and a photograph of DeLaney at work in his studio.
"The Amazing and Invariable Beauford DeLaney," by Henry Miller, (New York: Alicat Book Shop, 1945)