Drawn from the collections of Bruce C. Paltenghi and Dr. Richard Paltenghi, this exhibition features drawings and paintings by American artist Maynard Dixon (1875-1946).
Inspired to begin collecting by their father, the Paltenghi brothers have amassed over sixty artworks that offer an intimate look at Dixon’s life in the American West. Included are many never-before-seen drawings with subjects ranging from mountain and desert landscapes, to portraits and nude figure studies.
Whether or not you go, The Art of Maynard Dixon is profusely illustrated with new images of paintings and other artwork, tracing the emergence of Dixon as a transitional figure in the art history of America. Dixon's poems, letters, and essays reflect the dynamic changes in American art from the early decades of the 20h century. Outspoken and sometimes cantankerous, Dixon developed enduring themes: the majestic western landscape, the mysticism of Native Americans, and, during the Great Depression, people caught in the grip of economic and social hardship.