Dale William Nichols (1904-1995)
Guatemala Volcanoes
signed and dated 'Dale Nichols • 1963' (lower left)
oil on canvas
34¾ x 39¾ (88.3 x 101 cm.)
Painted in 1963.
Margaret and Ernest Heenan, Guatemala and Canada, circa early 1960s.
By descent to the present owner.
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In 1960, Dale Nichols moved to Antigua, Guatemala, a small city about an hour southwest of Guatemala City, and that same year married Maria del Carmen Gandara, a native of the area. The couple remained in the region until the late 1970s, and the artist even gave Norman Rockwell a tour when his fellow artist visited the Hotel Antigua in 1972. While living in Guatemala, Nichols frequently produced paintings of Lake Atitlán, a volcanic caldera approximately three hours northwest of Antigua, which is the deepest lake in Central America.

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