Dale Nichols (July 13, 1904 – October 19, 1995), also published below his full name, Dale William Nichols, was an American visual artist whose works included illustrations, paintings, lithographs, and wood carvings. He is best known for his play a part as a rural landscape painter. Nichols' work is often classified in imitation of that of other regional American landscape artists, including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton.
Dale William Nichols was born on July 13, 1904, in the little town of David City, Nebraska. He began his career as an artiste while studying at Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and spent the greater share of the 1920s and 1930s in Chicago, later becoming the Carnegie Professor in Art at the University of Illinois. Nichols would then accept a incline in 1943 as the art editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Upon leaving his proclaim at Britannica, Nichols spent the remainder of his dynamism traveling, splitting the majority of his grow old between Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska and Guatemala.
In September 1939, Nichols' was featured in Time magazine. One reviewer wrote: "Subjects he prefers are the prairie landscapes of his youth, usually snowed under. These famed serene snow effects Artist Nichols gets by laying upon his oils in a thin film with watercolor brushes."
Nichols died in Sedona, Arizona, on October 19, 1995, at age 91.
His art was published upon postcards sold by the United States Postal Service in 1995. Three of Nichols' paintings are now listed in the amassing of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Museum of Nebraska Art features four of his large oil paintings, along similar to four lithographs and four sketches.