Delilah W. Pierce is mentioned in Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era. In the chapter about close friend, Lois Mailou Jones, artist, it was said that it was her membership in The District of Columbia Art Association (DCAA) that, "provided long-standing bonds with such artists as Delilah W. Pierce, Peter L. Robinson Jr...and Alma Thomas." … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned in Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era
President Harry Truman was the President of the United States from 1945 to 1953, a time of grand expectations in post WWII America. He succeeded President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he died. President Truman had big shoes to fill after President Roosevelt’s historic New Deal. One of those shoes to fill was America’s changing culture … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Helped In Fight For Federal Aid To Education Bill
Delilah W. Pierce and Alma Thomas were professional peers and friends. According to the Smithsonian Institutes Archives of American Art their relationship was captured in the Alma Thomas papers, 1894-2001, in her Little Paris Group, 1948. The Little Paris Group, as described in the archives: Met once a week with Miles Celine Tabary and Lois … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Among Alma Thomas’ Little Paris Group, 1948
Jessica B. Harris, author of The Martha’s Vineyard Table mentioned Delilah W. Pierce while reflecting on her mother. Click to learn more about: The Martha's Vineyard Table. Also View: Delilah W. Pierce Illustrates Cottagers Cookbook Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In The Dorothy West Martha's Vineyard Delilah W. Pierce Gave Talk To Harvard Radcliffe Club … Continue reading Jessica B. Harris Mentioned Delilah W. Pierce In The Martha’s Vineyard Table
Dr. Sharon F. Patton, former director at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (Washington, DC), set out to accomplish two primary goals in the Oxford History of Art: African American Art: Discuss folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts alongside fine art, sculptures, paintings, and photography during the 1800s. Examine the … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Discusses Friend Alma Thomas in: Oxford History of Art: African American Art
The Barnett Aden Gallery, founded in 1943 by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969) and Alonzo Aden (1906-1961), was the first privately owned African American gallery in the United States. It was located in Washington, DC. Delilah W. Pierce held exhibitions their in 1958, 1959, and 1960 and was actively involved with The Barnett Aden Gallery. In … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & The First African American Privately Owned Gallery In US
Delilah W. Pierce and Alma W. Thomas were dear friends and cohorts. According to family representatives of Ms. Pierce, they recall them attending many luncheons, events, and exhibitions together. Delilah W. Pierce was mentioned in the Alma Thomas papers (1894-2000) as part of her Little Paris Group, 1948, and on her Wikipedia page: “Thomas and … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In “Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings”
In 1983 the Washington Afro-American promoted the Smithsonian's special event for Black History Month: The Black Artist in Wash, DC. Delilah W. Pierce demonstrated her art in this event held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. View the 1983 Washington Afro-America newspaper.
Delilah W. Pierce was a very active artist, curator, and educator. One of her talks was promoted in The Washingtonian Magazine in 1985. Learn More: The Washingtonian, Volume 20.
In 1983 the Evan-Tibbs Collection published Richard Dempsey, Lois Jones, Delilah Pierce, James Porter, Alma Thomas, James Wells: Six Washington Masters. This book was thought to have revived the careers for many of the artists included in the book. Also See: The James A. Porter Colloquium