About the artist, Dale Klee
Creator of Old Car Art
Born in 1944, Dale Klee grew up in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he had daily exposure to cars at his father's Standard Service gas station. "I got extremely excited whenever an old coupe or convertible would pull in for gas. I was especially fond of the old Ford flatheads." In school, Dale was often caught drawing hot rods and cartoons.
In 1980, after the usual route through college and mainstream jobs, Dale decided to convert his hobby of painting abandoned cars and country places into a full-time occupation. By 1990, the demand for Dale's rustic approach led to the creation of limited edition prints, which are still in demand today.
Today, Dale continues to create his colorful classic automobile scenes with his well worn pallet and brushes out of his studio in Wyoming, MN (a quaint community just north of the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul). His prints now adorn homes and businesses throughout the world.
"I like to think I'm painting for people who get an unexplainable thrill from discovering an abandoned old car. I hope my art, like the old cars themselves, stirs the imagination of the viewer. I'm doing what I love and grateful that so many people enjoy it." - Dale Klee