Sunday, May 5, 2013

Maynard Dixon

Cloud World, c. 1925

 Shapes of Fear, 1930-32

 Volcanic Cones (Boulder, Nevada), 1934

Striped Mesa, c.1943

 Sculptured Sandstone

“To me, no painter has ever quite understood the light, the distances, the aboriginal ghostliness of the American West as well as Maynard Dixon. The great mood of his work is solitude, the effect of the land and space on people. While his work stands perfectly well on its claims to beauty, it offers a spiritual view of the West indispensable to anyone who would understand it.” -Thomas McGuane

Maynard Dixon (January 24, 1875 – November 11, 1946) was a 20th-century American artist whose body of work focused on the American West. He was married for a time to American photographer Dorothea Lange.


1 comment: