Dale Nichols (1904-1995)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artwork by Dale Nichols.

Originating from a small town in Nebraska in 1904, American artist Dale Nicols worked as a watercolorist, illustrator, designer, and printmaker, as well as a writer and lecturer, throughout his lifetime. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, and was the pupil of Joseph Binder in Vienna. Nichols often sketched outdoors and completed his paintings within his studio. Themes of his paintings included numerology, magic squares and psychic symbols, and he specialized in rural landscapes. During the 1960s Nicols traveled to Guatemala where he was exposed to the Spanish and Mayan lush landscape, which he worked to reflect in his work thereafter. Nichols served as a commercial artist in illustration and advertising, advocating for the importance of quality. After publishing two books, Nichols succeeded Grant Wood as the editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica while also creating artwork for direct-mail industrial advertising. Before passing away in 1995, Nichols career included eighteen solo exhibitions and eighty regional and national exhibitions.