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    MAYNARD DIXON (American 1875-1946)
    Ogalala Dakota
    Watercolor on paper
    14-/12 x 10-1/2 inches (37 x 26.7 cm)
    Signed, inscribed and dated lower right: Ogallala Dakota/L.M. Dixon/Mar.
    Inscribed verso: Merry Xmas to "Aunt Mary" from Hertz Tavoli/L. Maynard Dixon

    Maynard Dixon was born on a ranch near Fresno, California, and began sketching at the age of 10. After receiving encouragement from Frederic Remington for a sketchbook he had sent him, Dixon briefly enrolled at the San Francisco Art Association's School of Design in 1891. Following this period he was active as an illustrator, and his images of the American west appeared in various newspapers, magazines, and in books by such authors as Jack London, John Muir, O. Henry, Mary Austin, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and Clarence Mulford. After the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Dixon moved to New York City where he worked for several years as an illustrator for such periodicals as Scribner's Magazine and Harper's Monthly. Upon returning to California in 1912, he devoted increasing attention to easel and mural painting, and experimented with impressionism, post-impressionism, and large-scale mural decoration, while continuing to pursue a career in commercial art, especially poster design. In the course of the 1920s his simplified compositions and flat yet crisp painting style became his distinctive trademark. Dixon's watercolor Oglala Dakota dates from the 1920s. During his career Dixon spent time among numerous Native American tribes, including the Sioux, Hopi, Blackfoot, and Navajo Indians. The Oglala Lakota Sioux made their home in various western states, including South Dakota.


    Condition Report*: fronted with glass, colors are strong and rich, pin hole to upper right corner, some creasing to the upper right edge, one inch horizontal tear at center of left margin
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    May, 2007
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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