Winter on the Farm, 1961

by Dale Nichols (1904–1995)
Oil on canvas
23¼ x 31¼ inches
Signed and dated lower left: DALE NICHOLS ∙ 1961



The artist

Private collection, acquired from above, early 1960s

Private collection, by descent from above, 2008

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, June 26, 2020, lot 18, from above

Artist Biography

A painter, designer, lithographer, and illustrator, Nichols was born in David City, Nebraska. The son of a farmer, Nichols was educated at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (now the Art Institute of Chicago). His work is mostly closely associated with the American regionalist movement of the 1930s, and he is particularly well-known for his bucolic depictions of agrarian American scenery. His 1934 painting, End of the Hunt, received an award from the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1939, was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His paintings have been compared to those of Grant Wood and Thomas

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