Rare Show Opens in Nevada

Maynard Dixon, “San Joaquin Valley, California-Erosion,” 1921, oil on board, 10 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. © Bruce C. Paltenghi Collection 2017

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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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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