Pyramid club


Located at 1517 Girard Avenue in Philadelphia and founded in 1937. This was a presitigeous organization for the "cultural, civic and social advancement of African Americans in Philadelphia. Under the direction of painter Humbert Howard, the Club sponsored a variety of cultural events such as annual art exhibitions and the highlighting of individual artists beginning in 1941 with Henry Ossawa Tanner. Other featured artists were Beauford Delaney, Dox Thrash. Source: 'Beauford Delaney: From New York to Paris', "American Art Review", December 2005.