Gerard Curtis Delano

1890 – 1972

Gerard Curtis Delano


Marion, Massachusetts


Indian genre and landscape painting, illustration

Born in Marion, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, Gerard Delano, with a strong New England heritage, became a well-known illustrator and fine-art painter of western scenes, particularly Navajo Indians in landscape.

He was the son of a sea captain and named for Gerard Curtis, the man who owned the ship that his father commanded.  He began his art studies in New Bedford and as a youth sold illustrations to Life Magazine.  His first training was at the Swaine Free School of Design near Marion, and in 1910, he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York City, becoming the pupil of George Bridgman, Frank Vincent DuMond, and Edward Dufner.  He also worked as a textile designer.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Gerard Curtis Delano – Warriors on the Move
Gerard Curtis Delano
(1890 – 1972)

Warriors on the Move

oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Sold for: $6,600