Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) was one of those North-American painters who travelled the Deserts of both Arizona and Mexico in search of light and colour. At the same time, he was attracted by former American peoples’ art forms which he contributed to spread and promote.
While the Great Depression came along, he left aside his beautiful landscapes with those scorched sunburnt rocks to depict the dramatic lives of those roaming all over the country, escaping poverty, uprooted. Apart from his country, the United States of America, this artist is little known. Anyway, we know that he used to paint dressed as a cowboy.