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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:31 AM

Maynard Dixon Exhibit Not to be Missed

Maynard Dixon Exhibit Not to be Missed
One of the Nevada-inspired, Maynard Dixon paintings on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Author: Larry Neel

Nevada friends, you simply MUST take in the Maynard Dixon exhibit now showing at the Nevada Museum of Art through July 28, 2024. Exhibits of this size and quality do not come through our region very often and this one is all about the rural Nevada you love. 

Dixon (January 24, 1875 – November 11, 1946) was known for his paintings focused on the American West, and traveled extensively through Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and Eastern Sierra from 1901 to 1939 to paint and sketch the striking landscapes of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada. 

The exhibit, “Sagebrush and Solitude: Maynard Dixon in Nevada” showcases Dixon’s favorite subjects, old homesteads, wild horses, and stands of cottonwood trees. 

The dark earth pigments are so rich, I was flabbergasted by the depth in his shadows. When we look at his works printed on paper our eyes are drawn to the sunlit regions; when we walk up to the paintings those rich brown pigments ooze out of the shadows and grab us by the eyeballs. I wasn’t expecting them.

It is just exhilarating to consider the brushwork and see the hand of the man in it. There must be a hundred pieces. Make plans to go soon.



Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt