Profile: Delilah Pierce (1904-1992)

Delilah Williams Pierce was an African American artist, curator and educator based in Washington, District of Columbia. Pierce was best known for upholding the African American art in her model figure and genre painting, abstraction.

One of her works is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

A month before her death in 1992, she obtained an honorary degree from the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC (DHL). She supported local education.

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