Little is known about the artist Dacre F. Boulton. He was active in Pennsylvania early in his career, and his work was exhibited several times in the early 1920s through his involvement with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art's summer program at Chester Springs. Sometime in the late 1920s or early '30s, Boulton moved to the Midwest and in 1933 worked for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), a New Deal initiative that provided America's artists with work during the Great Depression. Although the program lasted only seven months, the PWAP employed 3,749 artists across the country (Kalfatovic, The New Deal Fine Arts Projects: A Bibliography, 1933-1992, 1994). Boulton's painting Winter was included in the 1934 exhibit of works created by PWAP artists held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C.