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“Maynard Dixon could get more of the West on the back of a card than most painters could put on a five foot canvas. And when sketching he used anything that could be drawn upon, cardboard, scraps of paper of any size or color, wrapping paper, the backs of bills, announcements of cards, in fact anything that was handy. Ink, pencil or crayon, it made no difference. Get the information down for future use and get it down directly and truthfully.” (Don Perceval, Maynard Dixon Sketchbook)
MAYNARD DIXON (1875-1946)
Redwoods, Coronado, 1892
Watercolor on paper, 21.5 x 8.25 inches
As a rather frail child, Maynard Dixon was often left to his own devices and by the age of 6 had began to draw, letting his imagination take him through the western landscape. Much of his earliest work was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco fire, making this an extremely rare painting, in untouched condition, from the private collection of the artist’s granddaughter.
Hartley exhibited his picture in a 1942 wartime show of contemporary work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called On the Bright Side, an aptly titled venue for this canvas
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