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Dixon Family

Dixon Family

Artist: Louise Crow (American, 1891 - 1968)
Date: 1944
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Image: 53 9/16 x 39 7/8 in. (136 x 101.3 cm)
Support: 53 9/16 x 39 7/8 in. (136 x 101.3 cm)
Frame: 61 9/16 x 47 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (156.4 x 121 x 3.8 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Gift of W. N. and Susan Dixon, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.37
Description
The artist gives this portrait of a family in Taos a Southwestern flair with a bright, Mexican scarf. Two boys in severe black and white flank their mother, their stiff poses perhaps echoing the region’s tradition of retablo painting. The mother with a baby in her lap – wearing white to suggest purity – also calls to mind the Virgin Mary and Christ, conferring spiritual protection on the family.
Not on view