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Jack Delano

American photographer and filmmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 1 August 1914 in Kiev (then Russia, now Ukraine). In 1923 Delano and his family emigrated to the United States. In 1938 Delano worked as a photographer for the Federal Arts Project documenting the lives of the workers at the anthracite mines in Pennsylvania. From 1936 to 1937 Delano photographed for the Works Progress Administration Project in New York City, New York. In 1939 Delano worked as a freelance photographer in New York City, New York. Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration from 1940 to 1942. He worked mainly in Georgia and New England. From 1940 to 1943 Delano worked as a photographer for the Government of Puerto Rico and for the Office of War Information. In 1946 Delano became the director of Motion Picture Services for the Government of Puerto Rico. From 1947 to 1957 Delano worked as an independent filmmaker in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500040799.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jack Delano:

Jack Delano Thanksgiving, Ledyard, Connecticut, 1940 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Widow Rents Farm with Children, Woodville, Georgia, 1941 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Mill District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Farmer/Mill Worker’s Lunch, Saugus, Mass., 1941 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Greene Country, Ga., Summer, 1941, 1941 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Union Point, Georgia, 1941 (printed 1987) Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Three Men in a Sportsmen’s Tavern, Colchester, CT, ca. 1939-1940 Gelatin silver print
Jack Delano Interior of a Rural House, Greene Co., Georgia, 1941 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
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