Zion History & Museums: Maynard Dixon Home, Mount Carmel Utah

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Maynard Dixon Home

Come visit the summer home of Maynard Dixon, the American painter famous for simple and powerful portraits of Western culture, with the cliffs, cowboys, cottonwoods and his signature, billowing clouds. Read More

  • Maynard Dixon was a modern American painter of Western landscape and people.
  • He and his wife, Edith Hamlin, built their Mount Carmel home in 1939.
  • The log cabin was their summer home, where they enjoyed the quiet cliffs and canyons around it.
  • The facility is now an artist retreat and educational foundation.


For those who may not know, Maynard Dixon is a modern American painter, well known for themes about Western culture in the early 20th century.  He wielded stunning control of design and light in his canvases, developing his unique style through the years.

After establishing himself as a successful artist, he and his wife, Edith Hamlin, built the Mt. Carmel log cabin and studio in 1939, where they spent their summers until his death in 1946. 

The house, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was a return for Dixon to the Utah landscape that had inspired some of his finest work.

Location / Directions

From Zion, head east on Hwy. 9 until Mt. Carmel Junction, turning left onto Hwy 89. The studio is between Mt. Carmel Junction and Orderville on Hwy 89.

Maynard Dixon Home and Studio
Highway 89 - Mile Marker 84
Mt. Carmel, UT 84755
(435) 648-2653

Hours / Seasons

The Maynard Dixon Home is open year-round from 10am to 5pm.

Fees / Cost

Guided tours of the premises are given by volunteer docents, through the trails overlooking the area called "Maynard Dixon Country." The cost is $20 per person, scheduled in advance.

Self-guided walking tours are available for $10 per person.

More Info

Today, the studio functions as a home for the Thunderbird Foundation, promoting education in the arts and development of artists through internships and retreats. Find more information on their website.

Other Maynard Dixon Home Resources

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts

The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts encourages the appreciation of art through preserving the works of artist Maynard Dixon.