395 Riders

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This item SOLD at 2017 Apr 08 @ 15:52UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
Artist: Dixon, MaynardDate of Birth: 1875-1946
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 14 x 10 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 1916

In Riders, dated 1916, you can see the seeds of Maynard Dixon’s rebellion against the domination of line in the illustration trade that has served him well to that point. Here, he marshals tonalities in forms to construct horses, men, saguaro, sky. There’s almost too much impasto on the canvas, too many subtleties in the palette to make a publisher or printer happy. Moving up a shallow draw, the lead rider emerges from the shadow of the brush into the harsh, hot light, showing himself and making his intentions plain, just as Dixon himself would.