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(SOLD) JAMES BUDD DIXON (American, 1900-1967), Composition, 1948, Oil on Canvas, Signed and dated ’48, signed and inscribed verso, 48” x 38”

James Budd Dixon

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