Gerard Curtis Delano Evening, 1936Located in the American West Private Dining Room, J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse
The 20th-century artist Gerard Curtis Delano dedicated over 50 years to prolific painting.
His diverse subjects encompassed cowboys, mountain men, cattle drives, wildlife, and Plains Indians – Comanche, and Hopi. Delano captured a historic encounter between Sioux Indians and the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and he portrayed Mabel Dodge Luhan and her husband observing the Corn Dance at the Taos Pueblo. His repertoire included portraits, nocturnes, action scenes, and landscapes. However, it was in his depictions of the Navajo that Delano truly reached the pinnacle of his artistic expression. The Navajo people and their landscape served as his muse, providing him with endless inspiration.