Dixon, Maynard

By 1940, Maynard Dixon was living in Tucson. His asthma and emphysema were worsening and the air in Southern Arizona acted as a tonic. He still traveled, on occasion with his wife Edith, through Arizona and Southern Utah, in search of interesting subject matter. Dixon’s late style is spare; the Deco softness and shadings of the 1930‘s have given way to compositions of positive and negative shapes that carve areas of light and shadow.

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