Painter David Salle Profiles Wichita Art Community Where He Honed his Craft

April 17th, 2017

Painter David Salle is featured in the New York Times this month, as he returns home to Wichita, Kansas, and reflects on the small arts community where he first found his voice, watched over by artists Bill and Betty Dickerson.  “The Dickersons and their teaching style flourished at a time, mostly before the triumph of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of the university art department, when a lot of major American art was regional,” Salle says.  “Good art occurred wherever an artist happened to be, from Maine to Taos. Whatever its new incarnation, the school I had known, its distinctive personality and unlikely influence, could never be repeated.”

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