Studied: Wilma Jean Powell; College of Industrial Arts, Denton (B.S., Art Education, 1926); Columbia University (M.A., 1927); Charles Martin in Provincetown, Massach Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Carnegie Fellowship, 1938); Art Center School, Los Aneles; University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Member: Denton Art League; Printmakers Guild/Texas Printmakers; Texas Fine Arts Association; Southern States Art League.
Exhibitions: Texas Fine Arts Association, 1935, Tulips (watercolor), 1940, 1941, Women of Taos, 1942, Woman of Taxco, 1944, Cape Cod Water Front (watercolor), 1945; Evening in New Mexico, 1946, Magnolia Leaves; West Texas Fair, Abilene, 1936, 1937; Denton Art League, 1936, (sand blasted plate), 1937 (watercolor) (honorable mention) 1938, 1939, (prize); Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth Museum of Art, 1936, White Tulips, 1937, Lilies and Water Hyacinths; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936, Women of Taxco; National Exhibition of American Art, Rockefeller, Center, New York, 1936, In Oklahoma 1937; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, 1937, (solo); Modern Art Exhibition, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1937; Greater Dallas and Pan-American Exposition, Dallas, 1937, White Tulips; Mid-Western Artists Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri, 1938, 1939; Golden Jubilee Exposition, State Fair of Texas, Dallas, 1938, Cape Cod Landscape (watercolor), 1939; American Art Today Exhibition. New York World's Fair, 1939, Houses-Provincetown (prize) West Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth, 1939, Woman of Taxco, 1944; Golden Gate International Exposition, Francisco, 1939; Five States Exhibition, Tulsa, 1940, Mexican Landscape (honorable mention); Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas, 1942, Back Yards, Paradise Lilies ) (prize) (lithographs), 1944, Back Yards (lithograph), 1945, Mother and Child, Negress (lithographs); Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition, 1941, Cape Cod Waterfront, Water Lilies (watercolor), Backyards (print); Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1942, (solo), 1943, (solo), Calla Leaves, Calla Lily, Lilies, Paradise Lilies, Lotus Blossom, Unrationed Foods, On the Other Side of the Tracks, Indian Cabbage Patch Cape Cod Fishing Village, Provincetown Water Front, Cape Cod Landscape, Warehouse, Our Town (watercolors); Mexican Market Day, Back Yards, Paradise Lily, Coal Yards (lithographs), Mexican Landscape, Black Negroes and White (drawing), Portrait-Elizabeth, Women of Taxco, Bernice, Mexican Landscape, Provincetown
Landscape, White Tulips, Early Evening in New Mexico, Lilies and Water Hyacinth, Negress, House-an Abstraction, Magnolia Leaves and Figurine, (several and wrought items in pewter and silver), and (painted textile); Texas Colleges Art Faculty Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1942; Texas General/Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 1941, Back Yards (lithograph), 1944, Unrationed Food, 1945, Paradise Lilies; Corpus Christi Caller-Times Exhibition, 1944, Canna Leaves, Negress, Back Yards, Paradise Lilies, Mexican Market Day Coal Yard (lithographs), White Tulips; North Texas Artists, Telenews Theater, Dallas, 1945, Mexican Landscape; All-West Texas Exhibition, Abilene, 1946, Late Afternoon in Mexico; Faculty Exhibition, Texas State College for Women, Denton, 1948; Texas Crafts Exhibition, 1950, Silver and carnelian pin, Chain tassel; Texas Printmakers 1958; Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1961, (solo).
Collections: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HousesProvincetown; Texas Woman's University, Denton.
Delleney was a native of Fort Worth. She taught at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Nacogdoches (1925-1926). Delleney organized and headed the applied arts department at Texas Technological College, Lubbock (1927-1929). She
moved to teach at the Texas State College for Women, Denton (1929-1954). Her brother was artist Burton L. Delleney.
Sources: Bénézit; Falk; Landauer and Reese; Mallett, Supplement, O’Brien; Powers.