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Maynard Dixon - Standing Figure (Edith Hamlin) 1935 20" x 16"

Maynard Dixon - Standing Figure (Edith Hamlin) 1935 20" x 16"

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Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
Standing Figure (Edith Hamlin), 1935

Oil on canvas board
Canvas: 20” x 16”
Frame: 26.75” x 22.75”

Signed Lower Left with Artist’s Initials and Dated: ‘MD / Aug 1935’

Verso: Titled, Dated, and Signed: “STANDING FIGURE” / San Francisco – 1935 / by Maynard Dixon Inscribed: “Model said to be the artists’ wife Edith Hamlin, from whom this picture was purchased.”

Soft pinks and cool shadows stand against each other in beautiful contrast to construct the figure of a woman. Leaning back and bracing her weight with one arm, her form twists with the movement yet maintains an elegant grace. The dark background allows her pale skin to glow in contrast, further accentuated by Dixon’s carefully placed highlights. Although the woman’s face is turned away from the viewer, it is believed that this painting is a depiction of the artist’s wife, Edith Hamlin.

Edith Hamlin, wife of Artist
Westview Gallery, San Jose, California
Bonhams California, Western Art, Los Angeles, California, November 07, 2023, Lot#68
Private Collection, Utah

Wesley M. Burnside, Maynard Dixon: Artist of the West, Provo, Utah, 1974, p. 176.

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