On these days I am reminded of Maynard Dixon’s paintings. Maynard Dixon was an iconic painter of the American West. Perhaps you have been to the Tucson Train Depot and have seen the murals. These are the work of Maynard Dixon. Remarkably, Maynard’s next door is not named after the famed western painter. The originals of these murals are in the Tucson Museum of Art, I am told. Or perhaps you have been to the Medicine Man Gallery and seen the gallery museum devoted to Maynard Dixon. If you happen to have a spare $30,000 you can purchase and original gauche painting. I can only dream.
Dixon split his time between Tucson, AZ in the winter, and Mt. Carmel, Utah in the summer. He is buried in Mt. Carmel. The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, maintains and preserves this historic property. I’ve put this on my bucket list to visit.