Audley Dean Nicols

Audley Dean Nicols (1875 – 1941) Born in Pittsburgh, Nicols became known as a painter of cowboys and desert scenes.  He received his formal training at the Art Students League and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York under Kenyon Cox. He worked as an illustrator completing works for  Collier’s, McClure’s, and Cosmopolitan. Nicols sold his painting of El Capitan mountain to the Santa Fe Railway which released it as a lithograph.  He was a member of the National Academy of Design.