The Taneytown History Museum, 24 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, Md., has on loan an exhibit of Dale Gallon Civil War prints that will be on display at the museum Friday and Saturday during the Taneytown Wine and Art Festival weekend and the following weekend of June 22, 23 and 24. The museum currently features the exhibit "On the Way to Gettysburg."
Gallon is a native of Southern California and began his interest in art and military history at a young age. He was given a scholarship from Hallmark Cards and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He provided illustration for McDonnell Douglas, Mattel and taught art at University of California Long Beach.
Gallon released his first limited edition Civil War print in 1980 while still living on the West Coast. His love of the Battle of Gettysburg drew him, his wife Anne and their three sons to live in Gettysburg in 1984. He remarked after moving to Gettysburg, "I happen to live within a mile or two of where General 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."
"Mr. Gallon's original paintings are highly sought after as well as his limited edition prints. He has works displayed at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, the Pentagon, Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kan., Army Engineer Museum at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., VMI, Norwich University of Mississippi, Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., Minnesota State Capitol, Guilford Battleground in Greensboro, N.C., and numerous private collections."
To see more of his works visit Gallon Historical Art Gallery, 9 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg or www.gallon.com.
Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m., Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed on holidays. Admission is free; however, donations are accepted. For information, call (410) 756-4234 or visit www.taneytownmuseum.org.