Born in San Francisco in 1900, James Budd Dixon and his family temporarily settled on a farm in Stockton, California before picking up again to travel around Asia. Dixon returned to study art at the University of California, Berkeley and the California School of Fine Arts. Dixon dabbled in several different careers to support his painting habit, including art directing, progress administration, and as a draftsman for a steel company. After his first solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of art, he established a storefront in San Francisco as a gathering place for artists. He spent his remaining years at the California School of Fine Arts as a painting and printmaking instructor.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1939 San Francisco Museum of Art

1953 Area Arts Gallery

1977 College of Notre Dame Art Gallery

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1936 San Francisco Art Association

1940 Palace of Fine Arts

1949 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

1953 Landau Gallery

1958 San Francisco Museum of Art

1962 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

1968 San Francisco Museum of Art

1973 The Oakland Museum of California

1976 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1976 Smithsonian Institution

1996 Laguna Art Museum

 

Selected Collections

The Oakland Museum of California

Smithsonian Institution

The Blair Collection

The Charles R. Dean Collection

The Library of Congress