Lafayette Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) lived during a period of American history that encompassed monumental changes: from the battle of Little Big Horn to the capture of Geronimo, from Arizona statehood to the opening of Route 66. Dixon embraced his moment in time by dedicating a keen artistic eye to recording a rapidly changing West. Dixon’s story is a journey experienced through his paintings and own words, leaving the art world an unabridged blueprint of early twentieth-century life. Mark Sublette’s private collection of Dixon art and artifacts is augmented with paintings from several museum collections.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website