Navajo Camp23 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.(59.69 x 74.93 cm) oil on panel
Provenance Private Collection, purchased in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 21, 1985
Known for the distinctive painting style he called "designed Realism," Gerald Curtis Delano's training under N. C. Wyeth enabled him to use a range of illustrative to expressive approaches, always with careful and impeccable design. Recognized for their soft, modulated colors, uncluttered and graceful compositions, and simplicity of form, refining each subject to its essential nature, paintings such as Navajo Camp showcase Delano's keen eye, understanding, and ability to capture the color and nobility of the Navajo lifestyle. As in most of his work, the sky occupies a significant portion of the canvas with figures that lend scale to the scene. These elements work together to create a sense of vastness and serenity.