Realist painter and sculptor James Van Nuys captures a rustic scene in one of the small forgotten prairie towns that dot the map of western South Dakota. Van Nuys was born in Whittier, California, in 1955 and has lived intermittently in Rapid City, South Dakota, for most of his life. He attended Wilmington College in Ohio, graduating in 1978 with a double major in art and music. Returning to the Black Hills in 1982, he began to apply his formidable rendering skills to the landscape that he loves: the Black Hills and the Badlands of South Dakota. Frame measures 17" x 21.5".
Donated By Sharon Ohlmacher/Lori Juszak