One of the last frontiers of the United States, the Southwestern landscape has drawn artists from all backgrounds to it’s mystery, wilderness, stunning views and dramatic land formations. Artists such as Maynard Dixon, Edgar Payne and Granville Redmond all depict the American Southwest in brilliant execution of hue and vibrancy.
A colorful character who took his love for the West so seriously that he often dressed like a cowboy, Maynard Dixon made the Southwestern US his permanent residence after exploring many of it’s corners. He is best known for his paintings of vast landscapes in a more simple, modern style, with powerful composition comprised of low horizons, bold cloud formations and beautiful color.
Edgar Alwin Payne was a lover of travel and primarily a self-taught plein-air impressionist artist. He was married to Elsie Palmer, also a successful artist. He is best known for his paintings of American Indians from the Four Corners area of the Southwestern United States and the Sierra mountains of California. He also created several stunning paintings of boats at harbor while on his international travels.
Canyon de Chelly
Sailboats in Harbor
Friend of Charlie Chaplin and deaf from contracting Scarlet Fever as a very young child, Granville Redmond was a prolific Tonalist and California Impressionist painter. His most appreciated subjects were of the California coastal and inland landscape paintings, mostly when in full bloom or with stunning ocean views.
California Poppy Field
A Field of California Poppies