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Dale Nichols
(Nebraska, 1904 - Arizona, 1995)

At twenty, Nichols went to study at Chicago's Acadmey of Fine Arts. He remained in Chicago for approximately fifteen years, spending one year as the Carnegie Professor in Art at the University of Illinois. In 1943 he became the Art Editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Nichols spent the remainder of his life moving between Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Guatemala, and Alaska.

Nichols's images center on recreations of the farm life he experienced in his early years in Nebraska. He stated, "I feel that an artist paints best what he has been exposed to during his youth. I think my memory paintings of my home state may be my only creations that I sign with full confidence." Nichols took a stand against the "modern" art of the time, because he felt that the rules of the natural should dictate real art, rather than those of the unnatural.

 

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Through the Clouds

 

 

Untitled, Squirrels in Trees

Late 19th and early 20th century American art with an emphasis on the 1930s since 1977
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