Three by Maynard Dixon

31 Jul

Maynard Dixon, Desert Scene (1922)

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Maynard Dixon (1875 – 1946) was a 20th-century American artist whose work focused on the American West. He was married for a time to American photographer Dorothea Lange.  Born in Fresno, California, Dixon hailed from a transplanted, post-Civil War aristocratic Southern family.  He created simple yet powerful compositions in which non-essential elements were simplified or altogether eliminated.  He reminds me a lot of one of my other great favorites, the Canadian artist Tom Thomson.  Isn’t Dixon’s work striking?

Maynard Dixon, Mesas in Shadow

Maynard Dixon, Title and Date Unknown

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