At first glance, Dale Nichols seems like an artist you might see on any number of classic Christmas cards. But look more closely. While he never really goes surreal, he’s got a little sketchy in him. Critics and naysayers aside, his home town of David City, Nebraska is proud of their native son. So much so, that when it had acquired just four of his paintings, the Bonecreek Museum of Agrarian Art was founded. I love this. The appreciation of art at any level, be it your child’s finger paintings, the most esteemed works of fine art, or anything in between, elevates all and should be encouraged.
Nichols made one post office mural: The Growth of Mount Morris (Mount Morris, Illinois).