Gerard C. Delano

(1890 - 1972)

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Gerard C. Delano

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Gerard Curtis Delano b. 1890 Massachusetts d. 1972 In his youth he sold illustrations to “Life” magazine, then studied at the Swaine Free School, Art Students League, and at the Grand Central School of Art.

He was a commercial artist in NYC until homesteading land in Colorado in 1920: Then commuting when doing assignments for magazines.

After a series of 106 art illustrations accompanying articles for Western Story Magazine, he moved to Denver. He began painting full-time and in 1943 financed a trip to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

For the next thirty years he studied and painted the rich colors of the Navajo people and their surroundings, and gained a reputation for his use of color, design and strong composition. Paraphrased from AskArt