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Cloud Drift and Prairie

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Cloud Drift and Prairie

Artist: Maynard Dixon (American, 1875 - 1946)

Date: 1940
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: Maynard Dixon 1940 (lower left)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1997
Object number: 31.235.1
Accession Number: 1997.4.1
Label Text:In Maynard Dixon’s painting, the dramatic sky fills two-thirds of the picture plane, emphasizing the geographic expanse of the West. The artist composed the landscape as a series of repeating horizontal bands. They stretch across the picture plane with no boundaries, creating an idea of the immensity of the West.
Provenance: Artist; (Grump's Gallery, San Francisco, California); purchased 1940 by Dr. R.V.A. Lee, Palo Alto, California; by descent in Dr. Lee's family; 1997 (Owings - Dewwy Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico); purchased July 8, 1997 through by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
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