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biography
James F. Dicke II was born in 1945 in San Angelo, Texas. Raised in Ohio and Indiana, he returned to Texas for college at Trinity University and has built a thriving career as a businessman in Ohio. Dicke is also an artist. A photographer from the age of five, he started painting at Culver Military Academy in 1963 under the tutelage of the late Warner Williams, a bas-relief, realist artist. Later, he studied with Nelson Shanks of Pennsylvania. Dicke's work has been influenced by his extensive collection of 19th century, 2Oth century and contemporary art. Other decisive influences are Nature and the Hubble Space Telescope. Built to see beyond what scientists had previously calculated as the edge of all material existence, the Hubble has had an incredible impact on the scientific world. New and spectacular images and information arrive each week, challenging our fundamental ideas about galaxies, space, limitless boundaries and the universe. Dicke asserts that these wonders are reflected in our backyard via the beauty of overgrown nature. Dicke believes that a work of art should engage viewers, draw them into its surface and share with them the wonder and experience of the artist.

EDUCATION
2006
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH Doctor of Business Administration Honorary Degree

2005
Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH Doctor of Humane Letters Degree

1999
National Academy of Design Honoree

1968
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (B.S. in Business Administration)
Distinguished Alumnus Award (in 1991)
Distinguished Service Award (in 2006)

1964
Culver Military Academy, Culver IN (Cum Laude Society)
Honorary Cum Laude (in 1985)
Distinguished Service Award (in 1989)
Man of the Year Award (in 2004)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 “New Work,” Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
1997 “Recent Paintings,” Reyne Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
“Recent Paintings,” Cincinnati Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
“Recent Paintings,” Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010
ArtAspen 2010

2008
Gallery MODA, Santa Fe, NM

2003
Art Miami 2003, Miami Beach, FL

2001
Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Show, New York
Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2000
Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Show, New York

1999
Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Show, New York
“Dance” (Three Person Exhibition), 57 N Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC
“Intimate Objects” (Holiday Exhibition), Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
“Nudes, Landscapes & Flowers” (Three-Person Photography), Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1998
“Intimate Objects” (Holiday Exhibition), Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1998
“Air & Water” (Summer Exhibition), Ralls Collection, Washington DC

1997
“Intimate Objects” (Holiday Exhibition), Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1996
“Intimate Objects” (Holiday Exhibition), Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
NASA, Washington, DC
Mandarin Orient Hotel, Washington, DC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Minster Bank, Minster, OH
Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH
Eli Wilner Collection, New York, NY
Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Relocation Strategies, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX Ohio
Northern University, Ada, OH
Congressman Lamar Smith
Senator Joe Tydings
David Harrison
Jaime Frankfurt
Mr. and Mrs. Kim C. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Bret Price
Mr. and Mrs. John Safer
The Warner Collection - Gulf States Paper
Marsha Ralls
Jennifer Vorbach
Reyne Haines
Marcia Hart
Jordan Tierney
J. Carter Brown (deceased)
Campbell and Eloise Smith (deceased)
Congressman and Mrs. Lamar Smith
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts