Gerard Curtis Delano -1890-1972

A western painter, Gerard Delano was known for his paintings of the Navajo peoples and their way of life. He referred to his style as ‘designed realism’. From viewing his paintings you can see a minimalist, graceful composition, as well as, a nice soft handling of paint. He believed that the most important basis of good art is the strong emotional feeling the artist puts into creating art. Being a devote Christian, Delano’s philosophy of art was such that his God-given gift was to give beauty to the world. He studied under N.C. Wyeth and Harvey Dunn, which had a heavy influence on his style.





Detail of 'Moonlight Stampede'

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