Maynard Dixon got his commercial art jump started by doing magazine work for Charles Lummis in 1900, but by 1903 he had landed on the cover of Sunset.
The Cover Boy
Over the span of several decades Dixon's strong design sense and captivating artwork appeared on dozens and dozens of magazine covers and numerous book jackets.
Maynard spent some time in New York and was successful there but he didn't like where Western publishing and story telling was going with the increasingly exaggerated conflict. He wrote to Lummis, "I'm being paid to lie about the West. I'm done with all of that. I'm going back home where I can do honest work in my own way."
And, after all this time, it looks like Maynard will have one more cover for his still expanding portfolio, this coming October.