CHARLES EDWARD DIXON
Dixon was an English painter born in Oxfordshire. Presumably, he learned painting from his father, Alfred, a painter of domestic genre scenes. Dixon quickly became known and admired for his marine portrayals. His oil paintings tended to cover contemporary scenes, such as Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee at Spithead, 1897. His watercolours, meanwhile, depict sea and coastal views. Dixon frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy and the New Water Colour Society and was himself, a keen yachtsman. He also contributed illustrations to The Graphic magazine and other periodicals. He was made a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1900.