Leslie Hindman to auction collection of Western US art Nov. 13

Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Wood Smoke,’ oil on panel, signed Delano (lower left), titled and inscribed (verso), 23 x 28 3/4 inches. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Wood Smoke,’ oil on panel, signed Delano (lower left), titled and inscribed (verso), 23 x 28 3/4 inches. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

DENVER – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will sell property from the John W. Grund Collection of Western Art on Nov. 13 at the company’s Denver gallery. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction will feature 87 lots of early 20th century and contemporary Western paintings and works on paper, Audubon prints, photographs and bronzes. Highlights of the sale are important works by Gerard Curtis Delano, Eangar Irving Couse and Charles Partridge Adams. In addition to paintings by these respected Western artists, are works by more contemporary artists appealing to seasoned and young collector alike. The auction will commence at 6 p.m. Mountain time.

Grund was a fourth generation Denver native whose love for the Colorado Mountains began at an early age. He grew up surrounded by family, who were early members of the Colorado Mountain Club. Grund attended Pomona College, earned his master’s degree in English from the University of Washington, and graduated from the University of Colorado Law School. He was a civil defense attorney in Denver for more than 30 years, most recently at Grund Dagner P.C., which he founded in 2003. John W. Grund died in December 2012 and a scholarship in his name was established at the University of Colorado Law School.

As a young lawyer Grund collected art that reflected his love of nature and depicted the majesty of the Colorado mountains. He greatly admired the work of Charles Partridge Adams, a Colorado landscape artist, who painted many of the mountain ranges Grund had climbed during his youth. He became passionate about collecting works by Gerard Curtis Delano. Delano moved to Colorado in 1933, where he earned a reputation as a magazine illustrator. He later concentrated on painting and became known as “The Painter of the Navajo.”

Grund was influenced by Denver collector and author Richard G. Bowman and fell in love with the rich palette Delano used and the respect for the Navajos reflected in many of his paintings. For sale from the collection is Gerard Curtis Delano, Wood Smoke (estimate: $80,000-$120,000), which is illustrated in Richard G. Bowman’s book, Walking With Beauty; The Art and Life of Gerard Curtis Delano, and reportedly the last work ever painted by the artist.

Also featured in the John W. Grund Collection are works by Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Partridge Adams, Charles Fritz, William Moyers, William Cather Hook, Edward S. Curtis, John James Audubon, Merrill Mahaffey, James Disney, Ramon Kelley, Thomas Moran, William Henry Jackson and more. In addition is a selection of works by contemporary Western and Colorado artists such as Bruce Gomez, Jay More, Shaun Horne, Kevin Macpherson, Mitch Caster, Bruce Paton and Tim Diebler. This sale will interest traditional Western art collectors and young collectors interested in the Western art genre.

For information contact the Denver office at 303-825-1855.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Wood Smoke,’ oil on panel, signed Delano (lower left), titled and inscribed (verso), 23 x 28 3/4 inches. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Wood Smoke,’ oil on panel, signed Delano (lower left), titled and inscribed (verso), 23 x 28 3/4 inches. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Navajo Sheep 3,’ oil on canvas, signed Delano (lower right), titled and inscribed (verso), 22 x 27 inches. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Gerard Curtis Delano (American, 1890-1972), ‘Navajo Sheep 3,’ oil on canvas, signed Delano (lower right), titled and inscribed (verso), 22 x 27 inches. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Charles Partridge Adams (American, 1858-1942), ‘Sierra Blanca at Sunset from San Luis Valley Near Garland,’ watercolor on board, signed Charles Partridge Adams (lower left), 8 x 12 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Charles Partridge Adams (American, 1858-1942), ‘Sierra Blanca at Sunset from San Luis Valley Near Garland,’ watercolor on board, signed Charles Partridge Adams (lower left), 8 x 12 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936), ‘Hopi Archway, Walpi Arizona,’ 1903, oil on panel, signed E I Couse (lower right), 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936), ‘Hopi Archway, Walpi Arizona,’ 1903, oil on panel, signed E I Couse (lower right), 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.