Delaney depicted few group scenes that invoke social turmoil or violence. He had "never been motivated to paint/draw negative group activities." 50
The artist, on the sideline as a visual reporter, captured an anti-war demonstration in the mid-30's. He was not usually involved in social or political issues. His social and political commentary was more apparent in his selection of subject matter than in any overt personal statement.
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Jobs Not Guns: City Hall, 1936
pencil, gouache/paper, 19" x 19"
Collection of the Ewing Gallery
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville