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 and his family to move to Gettysburg in 1984.
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, DC, Minnesota State Capitol, Guilford Battleground in Greensboro, NC, Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, and numerous private collections.