For over 40 years, Delaney participated in the annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. This scene captures not only the enthusiasm for this event, but the crowded social activity as well.

Fellow street artist Charleston Wilson is shown surrounded by admiring spectators as he draws a portrait. Was Delaney also visualizing his feeling that "selling art on the curb" 40 was one of the few commercial outlets afforded the black artist of the time?

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Washington Square Sketch Artist
Washington Square Sketch Artist, 1952
oil/masonite, 32" x 24"