The Nevada Museum of Art is currently hosting a rare exhibition of works by this major American Western artist — some of which have never been seen before. This is certainly a show with must-see status. You’ll surely know his name.
The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno recently opened a major exhibition featuring selections from the Paltenghi Collections. In particular, the show focuses on the iconic Western artist Maynard Dixon (1875-1946), who is surely one of the most coveted and revered American painters of Western landscape. In fact, retrospectives of this subject are increasingly rare, meaning lovers and collectors of Western art will want to catch a view.
Significantly, some of the works on view have never before been shown to the public, including a number of drawings with subjects ranging from mountain and desert landscapes to portraits and nude figure studies. Via the museum: “Drawn from the collections of Bruce C. Paltenghi and Dr. Richard Paltenghi, this exhibition features drawings and paintings by American artist Maynard Dixon. Inspired to begin collecting by their father, the Paltenghi brothers have amassed over sixty artworks that offer an intimate look at Dixon’s life in the American West.”
“Maynard Dixon: The Paltenghi Collections” opened on January 21 and will continue through July 16. To learn more, visit the Nevada Museum of Art.
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