He Used The Attic Of Someone Else’s House As A Studio… Now His Painting Is Worth A Fortune!

Maynard Dixon was a 20th-century American artist whose body of work focused on the American West.

Dixon studied briefly with the tonalist painter Arthur Mathews at the California School of Design where he became close friends with Xavier Martinez and others of the Bohemian Club. To support himself he accepted numerous illustration jobs.

Back in the early 20th century, the parents of the man in the video used to let an artist by the name of Maynard Dixon stay in their home. Dixon didn’t have much money, and actually used their attic as a studio.

When the couple got married, Dixon made them an original painting as a gift. The importance in his painting is the beautiful brushwork that he had, the simplicity of his design, but yet it was very complete. He built up the paint, beautiful colors, and he also used very… almost flat geometric designs in his mountainscapes and landscapes.

The title on the back of the painting was, “Autumn Cottonwoods, near Carson, Nevada, 1919, Maynard Dixon,” where he lived on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

Now, nearly 100 years later, that painting is worth a small fortune! If it went up for auction, the painting would be worth $8,000 to $12,000. Quite a value since the couple received the painting of the landscape as a wedding gift.

Dixon became a renowned landscape artist, and you can see why; the painting is beautiful!

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