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June 1, 2016

Maynard Dixon (1875-1946

), Forgotten Man, 1934, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Herald R. Clark, 1937.

One of the most recognizable pieces of the BYU MOA's permanent collection, Maynard Dixon's

Forgotten Man is an iconic and moving Depression-era painting. Dixon, also known for his Western landscape paintings, created many works focusing on the social repercussions of the Depression, as in

Forgotten Man.