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  • Author:
    Donald J Hagerty
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    Gibbs Smith (May 1, 2010)
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Donald J. Hagerty details the life of one of America's most beloved and renowned Western artists and his contribution to the artistic world

Donald J. Hagerty details the life of one of America's most beloved and renowned Western artists and his contribution to the artistic world. Written in a very personal style, this biography includes anecdotes from Dixon's children and friends, historical vignettes, ancestral details, and interviews with a variety of those who knew the artist. It is a valuable acquisition for anyone who appreciates the life and art of Maynard Dixon. Donald J. Hagerty is an independent scholar and consultant on the arts and cultures of the American West. He is the author of many publications on Maynard.

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Hagerty, Donald J. (2010). The Life of Maynard Dixon. Wesley Jessup, Donald J. Hagerty, Jayne McKay: "Maynard Dixon - Masterpieces from Brigham Young University & Private Collections" (2007). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. Pacific Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA. ISBN 978-1-60402-014-4.

Maynard Dixon embellished themes that encompassed the timeless truth of the majestic western landscape, the humanity of its memorable people, and the religious mysticism of the Native American. In an attempt to uncover the spirit of the American West, Dixon roamed its plains, mesas, and deserts-drawing, painting, and expressing his creative personality in poems, essays, Maynard Dixon embellished themes that encompassed the timeless truth of the majestic western landscape, the humanity of its memorable people, and the religious mysticism of the Native American.

The Life of Maynard Dixon. by Donald J. Hagerty. A personal portrait of an early-20th-century painter. Maynard Dixon embellished themes that encompassed the timeless truth of the majestic western landscape, the humanity of its memorable people, and the religious mysticism of the Native American. Hagerty's biographical essay highlights Dixon's travels and his affinity for the people and landscape of. . Hagerty, an independent scholar, is author of Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon. nbsp; Библиографические данные. Hagerty's biographical essay highlights Dixon's travels and his affinity for the people and landscape of Arizona. A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon's Arizona. Thomas Brent Smith, Donald J.

By Donald J. Hagerty

By Donald J. More intriguing is that a number of these works may have been intended as psychological releases for the times Dixon suffered periodic bouts of paralyzing uncertainty about his personal life and art. Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) Nvorczk, Fiery Mountain, Gouache, c. 1920, . 5" x . ". Hagerty has organized numerous museum exhibitions and is a frequent lecturer for libraries . His biography of Dixon, Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon, was published in 1993 by Gibbs Smith and revised in fall 1998

Donald J. Hagerty has organized numerous museum exhibitions and is a frequent lecturer for libraries, museums, and galleries. He is the author of many publications on Maynard Dixon and other historic and contemporary artists, including a biography, The Life of Maynard Dixon, a companion to this newest publication. He lives in Davis, California. From the Inside Flap: The Art of MAYNARD DIXON. His biography of Dixon, Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon, was published in 1993 by Gibbs Smith and revised in fall 1998. In addition to this volume, Hagerty wrote a companion volume, The Life of Maynard Dixon, which debuted in 2010.

A personal portrait of an early-20th-century painter.

Maynard Dixon embellished themes that encompassed the timeless truth of the majestic western landscape, the humanity of its memorable people, and the religious mysticism of the Native American. In an attempt to uncover the spirit of the American West, Dixon roamed its plains, mesas, and deserts―drawing, painting, and expressing his creative personality in poems, essays, and letters. Written in a very personal style, this biography includes anecdotes from Dixon’s children, historical vignettes, and interviews with those who knew the artist.

Donald J. Hagerty is the author of many publications on Maynard Dixon and other historic and contemporary artists. Having organized numerous museum exhibitions, he is a frequent lecturer for libraries, museums, and galleries. He lives in Davis, California.


Ceroelyu
This fall I visited the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, which had a large show of the work of Maynard Dixon, mainly his sketches from his western travels. You might think that Omaha, in the middle of the plains, would be an unlikely place to appreciate Dixon, whose artistic eye came into its full power in the canyon country of the Southwest. Yet the exhbit was full of appreciative people and perceptive, overheard comments. Maynard Dixon's artistic evolution is the story of America itself, America maturing into a richer vision of itself. He started out celebrating Manifest Destiny, doing illustrations of American pioneer heroes. But when Dixon finally explored the real Southwest, he realized that his art was artificial and romanticized. Gradually he would evolve from illustrator to artist, painting the real landscape with both truth and artistic power. He also developed an appreciation for the Native Americans who lived on that land on its own terms. Donald Hagerty's biography does a great job of bringing out Dixon's life and evolution and vision. It offers many of Dixon's poems and other writings, through which we glimpe his thoughts. It is also richly illustrated throughout the book, which makes turning every page a pleasant surprise.
Yalone
I decided to drive up to Tucson recently to see for myself, first hand a collection, a snapshot of the life's work of Maynard Dixon. Shown within the walls of one of the primer galleries of western art, the collection includes paintings, illustrated books, pencil and charcoal sketches, poems, and more. My interest was triggered by the new book " The Life of Maynard Dixon" by Donald J. Hagerty. This book will take you there, back through the struggles and triumphs of a young artist Maynard Dixon, as he trails his way through the west leaving behind such powerful paintings, drawings and poems with titles and references to Adobe Walls, Bar-20 Days, Victory Song, Kayenta, Canyon of Death, Taos, The Apache Trail and .........more. A life Dixon preferred to live in the open, crossed trails with the likes of John Lorenzo Hubble, Charles Lummis, Dorothea Lang (whom he married), Ansel Adams, tribal heads, cowboys, and other artists. Filled with what had to be very heavy research were fascinating personal events which challenged and grew Dixon into one of our national treasures. If you enjoy western art history come alive, I believe you will enjoy "The Life of Maynard Dixon". The Life of Maynard Dixon
Antuiserum
Fabulous and under appreciated
Go see for yourself
Don Colliny
Kearanny
Looks great; haven't read.
lifestyle
A great book and a great addition to book collectors. Well written and never boring. Great color plates as well.
Fordregelv
great book
Kagrel
Book detailed artist's life and had great examples of his works. Great for a small version book.
Author knows material very well.
When I flipped through this book at the bookstore, I knew I had to own it. It is beautifully designed with full color illustrations and black and white photographs that bring the book to life. Sometimes a biography will have a section in the middle with photos or a few randomly placed illustrations. This book contains everything from snippets of Maynard's poems to full color images of his paintings to his son's birth announcement to Maynard's death announcement. Every image adds depth to the text and builds upon the story of Maynard.

The book is organized into chapters based on the time period and Maynard's location. The information in the book is extensive and well-researched. The prose reads well. I found myself longing to go to Hubbel's Trading Post and to see the paintings on the wall at Coppa's. Donald Hagerty does an excellent job of providing a glimpse into the inner life of Maynard Dixon.

I am thoroughly enjoying the book. I just barely got to his New York City years. I am choosing to savor the book by reading a few pages a day. I can honestly say this is the most beautiful, well written biography I have ever read.