About The Artist

About the Artist

Dale Gallon...The Artist that Brings You the History!

Dale Gallon lives and works in Gettysburg, the site of the pivotal battle of the Civil War. A native of Southern California, Dale Gallon began his interest in art and military history at a young age. He graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles where he was given a scholarship from Hallmark Cards. While in California, he provided illustration for Boeing, Mattel, and taught art at the University of California Long Beach.

While still on the West Coast, Mr. Gallon released his first limited edition Civil War print in 1980. During this period the Civil War genre of art that is so widely recognized today was in its infancy. Dale blazed a path for other artists to follow, setting high standards along the way. Today, his paintings are known for combining art and an accurate depiction of history. His love of the Battle of Gettysburg drew him, his wife Anne, and their three sons to move to Gettysburg in 1984.

After moving to Gettysburg, Dale remarked,

“I happen to live within a mile or two of where Gen. Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia into the pivotal battle of the war. The battlefield is my office. I don’t need much more inspiration. I suspect people who collect my paintings feel that on the canvas.“

Each of Dale’s paintings is a history lesson on canvas. He is known for his attention to detail and historical accuracy to assist the collector in understanding the history, important people and landmarks are identified on the upper and lower borders of each limited edition paper print. To assist Dale in the complex research, he works closely with historians who are responsible for researching every detail and writing a comprehensive historical essay which accompanies the limited edition paper prints and limited edition canvas gales. Dale’s art stands in a class of its own – for the collector who seeks historical accuracy.

Dale has painted over 300 historical paintings since 1980 and his works are highly sought after worldwide. His originals are currently displayed at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, the Pentagon, Command & General Staff College in Leavenworth, KS, Army Engineer Museum at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Virginia Military Institute, Norwich University, University of Mississippi, Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.D., Minnesota State Capitol, Guilford Battleground in Greensboro, NC, Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, and numerous private collections.

 

The Gettysburg Times, Mr. Gallon’s hometown newspaper, said it best,

“Dale Gallon continues to provide collectors with the reality of the Civil War that is unmatched by other artists.”

Gallon Commissioned Prints

United States Army

Industrial College of the Armed Forces

  • Reynolds - Commissioned by the 1996 Class of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.

National War College

  • Tomorrow We Must Attack Him - The official print of the National War College Class of 1993, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 1993

U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum Association

  • Jackson & His Chaplain - Commissioned by U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum Assn. 1994

U.S. Army Engineer Association

  • Essayons: Engineers At Fredericksburg - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 1996
  • Turning Point - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 1989
  • The Fort's Own - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 1998
  • Engineers Clear the Way - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas

  • The Wagonmaster Fight - Commissioned by the Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas 2002

Kansas National Guard

  • 8th Kansas At Missionary Ridge - Commissioned by the Kansas National Guard to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Kansas National Guard 1855-2005, Topeka, KS 2005

United States Army War College

  • The Hornets' Nest - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Class of 2004, Carlisle, PA
  • Time to Fight - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War College Distance Education Class of 1999, Carlisle, PA
  • Bayonet Forward - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War College Class of 1987, Carlisle, PA
  • Hancock's Ride - Commissioned by U.S Army War College Class of 1993, Carlisle, PA
  • Men of Iron - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War College Corresponding Studies Class of 1994, Carlisle, PA
  • Dress on the Colors - Commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War by the U.S. Army War College Cass of 1998, Carlisle, PA
  • Shadowing - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War college Distance Education Class of 2007, Carlisle, PA
  • Whiskey Rebellion - Washington in Carlisle 1794 - Commissioned by the U.S. Army War college Distance Education Class of 2008, Carlisle, PA

Command & General Staff College

  • A Heavy Task Before Us - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Class of 1991-92, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
  • Lightning At The Bridge - Commissioned by the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College Class of 1995-96, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

First Infantry Division

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom - Commissioned by U.S. Army First Infantry Division 2005

Seventh Infantry Division

  • Cottonbalers - Commissioned by the U.S. Army Seventh Infantry Regiment 1988

Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg

  • Expecting a Battle - Commissioned by the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, Inc., Gettysburg, PA 1999

11th Mississippi Memorial Association

  • Imperishable Glory - Commissioned by the 11th Mississippi Memorial Association, University, MS 1997

NRA 1994

  • Breechloaders & Greencoats - Commissioned by the National Rifle Association, Fairfax, VA
  • Custer at Hanover - Commissioned by the National Rifle Association, Fairfax, VA
  • Overdue at Catlett's Station - Commissioned by the National Rifle Association, Fairfax, VA
  • The Last Inspection - Commissioned by the National Rifle Association, Fairfax, VA

Patriots of Ft. McHenry 1994

  • The Flag is Full of Stars - Commissioned by the Patriots of Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, MD

Guilford Battleground Company

  • Hoskins' House - Commissioned by the Guilford Battleground Company, Greensboro, NC 1986
  • Turning Point At Guilford - Commissioned by the Guilford Battleground Company, Greensboro, NC 1988
  • Greene At Guilford Courthouse - Commissioned by the Guilford Battleground Company, Greensboro, NC 1989

Norwich University

  • Clubs are Trumps - Commissioned by Norwich University, Northfield, VT 1996
  • For Distinguished Gallantry - Commissioned by Norwich University, Northfield, VT - In honor of the Class of 1970 on the occasion of their 35th reunion 2006

Virginia Military Institute

  • Lord of Valley - Commissioned by Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association, Lexington, VA 1993

Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, PA – 2013

These 10 images were all commissioned by the Seminary Ridge Museum and can be seen as wall murals at Gettysburg’s newest museum.

  • Buford and Reynolds
  • Buford’s Boys
  • Day’s End July 1st
  • Eyes of the Army of the Potomac
  • Fighting on the Ridges
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
  • Rebels are in Cashtown
  • Steeped in Sorrow and Death
  • We Have Come to Stay
  • Withdrawal of the 151st PA

"It has been my honor to portray through my art the history of this great nation."

...Dale Gallon