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Maynard  Dixon
[1875-1946]
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Western artist Maynard Dixon [1875-1946] with a goatee beard          short profile

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"[The Native American] sense of sun and space and silence – of serenity – of strength and freedom
– if I can interpret that with what I can master of technical requirements, I will have reached
the best of my endeavor.” — Maynard Dixon

"To me, no painter has 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 land and space on people. While his work stands
perfectly well on its claim to beauty, it offers a spiritual view of the West indispensable to anyone who would understand it.”
— author Thomas McGuane


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official Maynard Dixon site
Maynard Dixon entry at Wikipedia

Maynard Dixon exhibit at Berkeley Art Museum in California, Dec 1981 - March 1982
Maynard Dixon exhibit at Brigham Young University in Utah, Nov 2000
Maynard Dixon exhibit at Arizona State University in Tucson, 2005
"Maynard Dixon's Arizona" exhibit at Maynard Dixon Museum in Tucson, Arizona - Oct 2008 - Feb 2009
Maynard Dixon exhibit at Palm Springs [CA] Art Museum, Oct 2008-March 2009
Maynard Dixon exhibit at Fresno [CA] Art Museum, May-August 2009

nothing much else in the wilds of southwest Utah to promote to tourists, so the locals are now calling the area 'Maynard Dixon Country'


Thumbnail Gallery

"Maynard Dixon Sketch Book" [1967] by Don Perceval
Northland Press pb [1967] out of print/used

Drawings of Maynard Dixon book  
"The Drawings of Maynard Dixon" [1985]
from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Achenbach Foundation pb [1985] out of print/used
Art of Maynard Dixon book by Donald Hagerty  "The Art of Maynard Dixon" [2010]
by Donald J. Hagerty

Gibbs Smith Publrs 12x12¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $50.86


Sunset Magazine cover February 1903 by Maynard Dixon
Sunset Magazine
cover of
February 1903
Apache 1904 drawing by Maynard Dixon
"Apache" drawing
[Oct 1904]
Old Flathead 1909 oil painting by Maynard Dixon
"Old Flathead"
oil [1909]
Man With A Hoe 1916 drawing by Maynard Dixon
"Man With A Hoe"
[1916]
Blackfoot Indian 1917 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Blackfoot Indian"
[1917]

Cliffs of Betatakin 1922 painting by Maynard Dixon
"The Cliffs of Betatakin"
[Aug 1922]
Walls of Walpi 1923 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Walls of Walpi"
[Oct 1923]
Cloud World 1925 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Cloud World"
oil [1925]
Navajo Land 1927 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Navajo Land"
40"x50" oil [1927]
Top of The Ridge 1932 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Top of The Ridge"
[1932]

Sunset Magazine cover September 1934 by Maynard Dixon
Sunset Magazine
cover of
September 1934
Cottage In Carson 1935 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Cottage In Carson (Nevada)"
[Aug 1935]
Oasis 1935 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Oasis (Beatty, Nevada)"
[Sept 1935]
Sasabe 1941 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Sasabe (Sonora, Mexico)"
[Jan 1941]
Men of The Red Earth 1944 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Men of The Red Earth"
[1944]

Shadow Side 1944 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Shadow Side
(Mt. Carmel, Utah)"
[Oct 1944]
Lonesome Journey 1946 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Lonesome Journey"
[1946]

11"x17" poster
from AllPosters.com

11"x17" poster
from Amazon
Lazy Autumn 1946 painting by Maynard Dixon
"Lazy Autumn"
[1946]

11"x17" poster
from AllPosters.com

11"x17" poster
from Amazon

Maynard Dixon, “Keep Moving” 1934, BYU Museum of Art
Maynard Dixon, “Scab” 1934, BYU Museum of Art
"Free Speech" 1934
Maynard Dixon, “Picket” 1934, BYU Museum of Art
Maynard Dixon, “Law and Disorder” 1934, BYU Museum of Art
"Roping A Palomino" painting by Maynard Dixon
"The Medicine Robe" painting by Maynard Dixon

if you really like Maynard Dixon's work, see also
modern painter G. Russell Case of Utah
and-or modern painter Bill Cramer of Arizona
and-or modern painter Douglas R. Diehl of Arizona


Other Works
illustrations for "Horses Nine" stories
illustrations for "Lentala of The South Seas: The Romantic Tale of A Lost Colony" [1908 novel]
illustrations for "The Homesteaders" [1909 novel]
illustrations for "The Little Knight of The X Bar B" [1910 novel]
illustrations for "The Spirit Trail" [1910 novel]
illustrations for "Texican" [1911 novel]
illustrations for "Man With A Hoe and Other Poems” [1916] by Edwin Markham


Works About Maynard Dixon

search for books by & about artist Maynard Dixon at Amazon

"Free Man In A Free Country" article by Ansel Adams in The American West (Nov 1969)

"Maynard Dixon: Artist of The West" [Brigham Young Univ Press, 1974]
by Wesley M. Burnside

"Maynard Dixon: Images of The Native American" [California Academy of Sciences, 1981]

Desert Dreams biography of Maynard Dixon by Donald J. Hagerty   "Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon" [1993]
by Donald J. Hagerty, Foreword by John Dixon

Gibbs Smith Revised Edition 12¼x11¼ hardcover [5/93] out of print/used
Gibbs Smith 12¼x11¼ hardcover [5/93] out of print/used
Maynard Dixon, The Man & The Artist book edited by John P. Langellier   "The Thunderbird Remembered: Maynard Dixon, The Man & The Artist" [1994]
Edited by John P. Langellier, with Dorothea Lange & John Dixon

Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum 10x6½ pb [12/94] out of print/used
Mesas, Mountains & Man, Western Vision of Maynard Dixon book by Dr. J. Mark Sublette  "Mesas, Mountains and Man: The Western Vision of Maynard Dixon" [1998]
by Dr. J. Mark Sublette

Medicine Man Gallery pb [1998] scarce on Amazon
available from gallery/publisher
Escape to Reality book by Linda Jones Gibbs  "Escape To Reality: The Western World of Maynard Dixon" [2001]
by Linda Jones Gibbs, with Deborah Brown Rasiel

Brigham Young Univ Museum of Art 10½x10¼ pb [8/00] out of print/used
Brigham Young Univ Museum of Art 10¾x10½ hardcover [4/2001] for $44.95
article about the exhibition of 2000
Maynard Dixon, To the Desert Again 2006 docufilm from KUED-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah  
"Maynard Dixon: To The Desert Again" docufilm [orig airdate Nov 2006]
from KUED-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah

KUED-TV color DVD [2007] out of prodn/used
no listing on IMDB; official movie site
Maynard Dixon: Art & Spirit documentary film by Jayne McKay  "Maynard Dixon: Art & Spirit" docufilm [indep 2007]
Screened at the Pasadena Museum of California Art 5/2007 and at Santa Fe, NM 9/2008; 67-minute film includes shots of over 400 Dixon paintings & drawings, plus portraits & family photographs, and rare audio by second wife Dorothea Lange. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Jayne McKay; co-written by Daniel Dixon; narrated by Diane Keaton; voice-over by Don Edwards; music by John McEuen; won Spur Award for Best Documentary Film from Western Writers of America
Cloud World widescreen color DVD-R [2008] for $25.99 via Amazon
credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Place of Refuge, Maynard Dixon's Arizona book by Thomas Brent Smith  
"Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona" [2008]
by Thomas Brent Smith, with Donald J. Hagerty

Tucson Art Museum 10x9½ hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used
Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts book by Donna L Poulton & Vern G. Swanson  "Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts" [2009]
by Donna L Poulton & Vern G. Swanson

featured artists include Conrad Buff, Maynard Dixon, Max Ernst, Alfred Lambourne, Georgia O'Keeffe, George Ottinger, Edgar Payne, Birger Sandzen, James Swinnerton & Milford Zornes
Gibbs Smith 12¾x11 hardcover [5/2009] for $47.25

"The Life of Maynard Dixon" [5/2010] by Donald J. Hagerty /1423603796/


Maynard Dixon's Family & Friends

Dixon’s sons, Daniel and John

second wife, photographer Dorothea Lange [1895-1965]
married 1920, divorced 1935
postersbrowse booksArtcyclopediaWikipedia
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0013.html
http://www.amazon.com/Restless-Spirit-Life-Dorothea-Lange/dp/067087888X/

third wife, painter Edith Hamlin [1902-92]
married 19xx, widowed 1946

lifelong friend photographer Ansel Adams
Dixon’s friends, artists Ray Strong and Milford Zornes [1908-2008]


L i n k s
official Maynard Dixon website
Maynard Dixon entry at Wikipedia
Artcyclopedia
http://www.maynarddixon.net/
http://www.maynarddixon.org/
http://www.maynarddixonarizona.com/
Maynard Dixon's covers for Sunset Magazine {on rotation}

Maynard Dixon specialists: Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona & Santa Fe, NM
Maynard Dixon page at Thunderbird Foundation in Mt. Carmel, Utah
Maynard Dixon Country Art Show & Sale [August] in Mt. Carmel, Utah
http://www.tfaoi.com/distingu/mdixon.htm
http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/menuitem.350f2794f84fb3b29cf87354d1e916b9/?vgnextoid=30f820da69a08110VgnVCM1000001c9e619bRCRD&vgnextfmt=nomenu




detail from Maynard Dixon's painting "Navajo Land" [1927]

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