The Art of Maynard Dixon


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Author Donald J. Hagerty
Publisher Gibbs Smith
Date 2010
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 12.2 x 1.1 x 12.1 in.; 256 pages
An active and outspoken, sometimes cantankerous, participant in the life of San Francisco and the West, painter Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946) developed enduring themes: the majestic western landscape, the mysticism of the Native American, and (briefly, during the Great Depression) people caught in the grip of economic and social hardship. Profusely illustrated with numerous new images of paintings and other artwork, this book traces the emergence of Dixon as a transitional figure in the art history of America. Poems, letters, and essays written by Dixon support his responses to the dynamic changes in American art from the early decades of the twentieth century.