Maynard Dixon Cloud World oil on canvas
Maynard Dixon Prairie Shower oil on canvas 25"x30" 1927
Pam Holnback recommends Maynard Dixon, and has this to say:
You asked what artists we like who paint clouds and skies...Maynard Dixon!! His western skies are inspirational, and great! I've looked at every book, internet site, video, etc on him. When I want inspiration, he's my go-to man!
Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) knew the power of a low horizon and theatrical skies. His early work was painted in an Impressionist style, but he gradually became interested in the power of simplified form. By 1900 he was passionately devoted to paintings of the western landscape, and after his marriage to Dorothea Lange in 1920 his work became even bolder, more stylized and modernist.