[San Francisco]: 1904. Pencil sketch [13 cm x 10 cm] on the back of a printed cartoon (creator of the comic unknown). Sketch has been attractively framed [32 cm x 29 cm] and matted [26.5 cm x 23.5 cm]. On the reverse is a signed statement from Edith Hamlin Dixon: 'This unsigned work by Maynard Dixon is hereby authenticated as his, being from his personal collection left to his wife, Edith Hamlin Dixon, in 1946 (signed) Edith Hamlin Dixon." Item #3611
Sketch of an unidentified member of the Bohemian Club by the famed Western artist, Maynard Dixon (1874-1946).
From 1900 until his death in 1946, Maynard Dixon wandered, explored, and observed the American West's physical and cultural landscapes, creating a poetry of place through drawings, paintings, and murals. Active outspoken, sometimes a cantankerous participant in San Francisco and the West's life, he developed the most enduring themes in his art by the 1920s and 1930s: the majestic western landscape, the mysticism of the Native American, and - briefly during the Great Depression - images of people caught in the grip of economic and social hardship.