ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One hundred years ago this summer, Maynard Dixon showed his work in New Mexico for the first time.
An independent who rebuffed an invitation to join the Taos Society of Artists, Dixon worked as a New York illustrator when his colleague Ernest Blumenschein told him about the new art colony in 1912.
“He knew Blumenschein. He also knew Robert Henri,” said Mark Sublette, owner of the Mark Sublette Gallery in Tucson, as well as the Maynard Dixon Museum. Henri was the founder of the Ashcan School of American realism. Blumenschein was the co-founder of the Taos Art Colony.