Nevada mountain landscape, signed with initials, inscribed and dated lower left: MD / Nev. 1937, watercolor on paper, paper size: 10.25'' H x 14.25'' W, est: $10,000/15,000
Note: The present work was painted in Nevada during a period of very limited output by Dixon. Despite a significant age difference, he married Edith Hamlin in August of 1937 and the newlyweds spent several weeks in the Carson City area of Nevada where they explored old mining towns (D. Hagerty, ''Desert Dreams'', Layton, UT, 1993, p. 224). Dixon was not in particularly good health during this period and only produced eleven paintings in 1937, including the present watercolor (D. Hagerty, p. 224). The landscape captures a heightened sense of Nevada's vastness and remoteness while thin fingers of water on the right side mimic Dixon's 'road to nowhere' device, drawing the viewer into the scene. Provenance: Private Collection, Thousand Oaks, CA
Visual: Generally good condition. Red and green pigments faded. Recently restored, see conservation treatment report from Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc, dated 6/25/2014.