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Arthur A. Dixon

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190 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #45399
Arthur Augustus Dixon was born in England in 1872. He lived with his parents Richard and Rosa and his brothers Frederick Richard, Herbert Walter and Charles in St. Pancras, London. In his youth the family moved to the outskirts of the city near Camden, where he attended an art school.

At the age of just 24 he had already become known as an artist. From 1897, his oil paintings, which can be attributed to Neo-Pre-Raphaelism, were exhibited in the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Society of British Artists, among others. His works were later admired in galleries across the country. It was around 1899 that he made his breakthrough as an illustrator of books. In those days it was fashionable to illustrate stories in abundance. Dixon's art therefore hit the nerve of the times. For many years he worked for Ernest Nister, a native of Darmstadt who ran a publishing house in London. But Dixon also painted and drew for other well-known publishing houses, including Raphael Tuck & Sons, Blackie & Son, Oxford University Press and Collins Verlag.

The stories for which Dixon took the pictures covered a broad spectrum of topics. For Collins he illustrated numerous classics of world literature: Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Count of Monte Christo" by Dumas, Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensuality" as well as many well-known stories by Charles Dickens, such as "A Story from Two Cities "and" Great Expectations ". For Tuck & Sons he illustrated children's books with texts by Shakespeare, Longfellow and Tennyson. The latter dealt with English mythology, in particular the Arthurian legend. Numerous painted scenes from the Bible, especially from the life of Jesus Christ , can be found in Blackie & Son's publications and illustrate biblical parables, told by Quaker Theodora Wilson Wilson.

Dixon's book illustrations are sometimes black and white, sometimes colorful and, for the often very young readers, painted to be child-friendly. And of course his little works of art also appeal to adults. Jesus Christ on the Passover or healing a blind man, graceful princesses in dazzling robes, knights and mythical heroes in shiny armor - Dixon knew how to portray transfigured sentimentality and romance without being overly emotional or transfigured. His illustrations of many well-known fairy tales, including fables and legends from Russia, Greece and the Orient, are also magical. He made his illustrations in pencil and watercolor and sometimes used the halftone effect to better depict the light and dark lighting conditions.

Dixon was married to the artist and sculptor Cecil Elsie Sowerby. With her he had a daughter, also called Elsie, and a son, Arthur Cecil, named after him. The respected painter and illustrator, whom so little is known about despite his extensive oeuvre, died in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in 1959, 4 years after his wife's death. © Meisterdrucke


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