Maynard Dixon

1875 - 1946
Painter, Illustrator
Origin: United States
Born: January 24, 1875, Fresno, California
Died: November 13, 1946, Tucson, Arizona

Born in Fresno, California, Maynard Dixon drew constantly as a child, documenting the new settlers, trappers, cattlemen and expansive landscape of the area. At the age of sixteen, he sent two of his sketchbooks to artist Frederic Remington who replied with encouragement, marking the beginning of Dixon’s career. After three months at the California School of Design in San Francisco, Dixon abandoned formal art training and traveled throughout the West, capturing the landscape and the people in his illustrations and poetry. By 1895, his illustrations appeared in leading magazines and newspapers. In the late 1890’s, Charles Lummis, editor of the Los Angeles magazine, Land of Sunshine, published Dixon’s illustrations and verse and encouraged him to visit the Southwest to find further inspiration for his art.

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Eagle's Roost
1927-1946, Oil on Canvasboard
Maynard Dixon
United States, 1875 - 1946