Dixon captured the strong features of this Mormon rancher and farmer from Mount Carmel, Utah, during a summer of painting the area around Zion National Park. Six years later, Maynard and his wife Edith purchased land and built a summer home in this picturesque town. “Mormons are simple honest farming people,” Dixon wrote to a friend in 1939. “We like them.”
Come see this portrait and many other paintings by Maynard Dixon on display at the BYU Museum of Art through September 23, 2023.