by Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
Born in the San Joaquin Valley, Maynard Dixon was a noted illustrator and landscape painter of the early 20th century West. His subjects included the desert, Indians, settlers, and cowboys. Ultimately settling in Arizona, Dixon spent much of his time traveling throughout the Southwest and his depictions of Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo inhabitants are unparalleled. Through the Great Depression he was married to the photographer Dorothea Lange.