American 1853 - 1935
Ohio native Frederick S. Dellenbaugh received his artistic training at the Académie Julian in Paris under Jules-Joseph Lefebvre and Carlous-Duran. At just seventeen he was hired to accompany Major John Wesley Powell, on Powell’s second expedition exploring the Colorado River. Powell sought to map the entirety of the Colorado River and to collect geological information on the Colorado Plateau. Dellenbaugh was hired to assist in the making of maps and to paint features of the landscape that could not be easily photographed. Dellenbaugh, entranced with the country, returned to the Southwest and painted this geographically detailed view of the Grand Canyon in 1903.