A lovely, almost tonalist impressionist painting by a well respected artist, Francis L. Dixon (1879-1967) probably painted when he was in California/Los Angeles in 1915-17; he was known to have painted up in the Carmel Valley area at this time. Dixon had a long and distinguished career, having studied with the noted artists Robert Henri,Henry Twachtman, Frank Dumond, and Charles Hawthorne, while he studied at the New York Students Arts League. He became a fine artist as well as an illustrator. He belonged to many fine art organizations, including the Salmagundi Club and Allied Artists of America, and exhibited widely throughout his artist career. Some of the venues include the Corcoran Gallery, National Academy of Design, Babcock Gallery, and the Salmagundi Club-all prestigious venues of the day.
This is considered a rare painting, done during his short time in California, and depicts a grove of eucalyptus trees overlooking a valley in Carmel. It is in excellent overall condition, 20x26 image size, with a hint of craquelure, otherwise ready to hang in your collection. Another fine painting from the Gallery of Vander Molen Fine Art.
Francis L. Dixon "Carmel Valley"