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Maynard Dixon

1875-1946

Maynard Dixon was an important 20th-century American painter who is best known for his iconic depictions of the American West.

Originally from California, Dixon painted subjects in Arizona, New Mexico and eventually settled in Southern Utah. There he developed his signature style of unique compositions, often featuring low horizons and simplified, yet imposing clouds and rock formations in bold colors.

Dixon also focused on preserving the image of Native American peoples whom he believed were disappearing from the American West. While married to the famous photographer Dorothea Lange, Dixon also focused on social realist subjects depicting people struggling to make a living during the Great Depression.

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