Gerard Curtis Delano

Artist Bio

Gerard Curtis Delano filled his lonely childhood in Massachusetts with fishing, hiking—and drawing. No one thought much of his artistic ambitions, but Delano persisted, making his way to and through art schools in New Bedford and New York, where he embarked on a career in commercial art. The American West fascinated Delano and some of his earliest drawings had been of Indians. In the 1920’s, he finally went West, found a measure of success, then returned to the East Coast to study with N. C. Wyeth and Harvey Dunn. Delano then headed west for good. Settling in Colorado, he made his career, and fame, painting Native Americans—the Navajo in particular—and the history of the Old West. Lush masses, soft light, and beautiful contrasting colors animate Delano’s paintings.

Artwork to be Showcased

Canyon Traffic

Canyon Traffic

Watercolor
13 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Sold For: $ 21,060.00
At Sundown

At Sundown

Watercolor
14 x 21 inches
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Sold For: $ 26,325.00
The Council

The Council

Oil on canvas
26 x 48 inches
Estimate: $ 300,000 - $ 500,000
Lone Horseman

Lone Horseman

Watercolor
14 x 20 inches
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Sold For: $ 21,060.00
The Goatherd

The Goatherd

Oil on board
10 x 18 inches
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Sold For: $ 29,250.00
The Victors

The Victors

Oil on canvas
20 1/2 x 39 inches
Estimate: $ 350,000 - $ 450,000
Sold For: $ 444,600
Autumn in Colorado

Autumn in Colorado

Oil on canvas
28 x 30 inches
Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 28,000
Sold For: $ 18,720
Navajo Shepherdess

Navajo Shepherdess

Watercolor
15 x 18 inches
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
Sold For: $ 19,890.00