(1904-1972) William Dickerson was born in El Dorado, Kansas, in 1904. Known as a figure and landscape painter, printmaker, and educator, his career included instructorship at and graduation from the Art Institute of Chicago and 38 years as Director of the Wichita Art Association. Dickerson was also a leader in the development of professional art groups such as the Prairie Print Makers and the Prairie Watercolor Society. He was the Last Great Kansas Regionalist and received many honors, awards, exhibitions, and commissions during his career. He was a member of Prairie Print Makers; Prairie Water Color Painters; Wichita Artist Guild; Kansas Oil Painters; Society of Canadian Painters, Etchers and Engravers; Kansas State Federation of Art.