This exhibition focuses on smaller portraits and figure studies painted by Maynard Dixon (1875-1946), one of the most significant artists of the American West in the early twentieth century.  The Brigham Young University Museum of Art owns the largest collection of Dixon’s works, including many paintings and drawings of the Western landscape for which he is best known. This display includes portrait studies of Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers, farmers, and other residents of the Southwest.  Their faces show the characteristics often associated with the region:  toughness, honesty, persistence, patience, openness, and good will.

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