Maynard Dixon mural in post office - Canoga Park CA
The Canoga Park post office is graced by a large oil-on-canvas mural by the artist Maynard Dixon, painted in 1941. The mural is titled “Palomino Ponies—1840” and depicts several galloping horses and a rider.
Dixon was one of the most well-known painters of the American West. He was 66 at the time he painted this mural, which would be his last public mural project.
The mural was commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts of the Federal Works Agency (which had previously been part of the Treasury Department).
The Dixon mural has been placed on the National Register.
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Project originally submitted by Living New Deal on June 15, 2009.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker, Diane Levine.
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