184 Maynard Dixon -Summer Cottonwoods

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Summer Cottonwoods
Artist: Maynard Dixon
Date of Birth: 1875-1946
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 25 x 30 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and inscribed "Carson Nev. July 1933"
Verso: Signed and titled verso
Frame/Outer Dim: 31 x 36
In the summer of 1933, Maynard Dixon left San Francisco–and the Depression–behind, and lit out for Utah with his wife, celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange, and their sons. They drove across Nevada and stayed for a few July days in Carson, where Summer Cottonwoods was painted. Long, curving lines in the lush verdure make this a swaying, dreamy oil. Layers of horizontal shadows and brights give way to the vertical trees that obscure the valley and hills in the distance. The work feels like a view from the road, looking toward a beautiful though somewhat obscured future.