James Budd Dixon was an Abstract Expressionist painter, illustrator, and printmaker. James Budd Dixon was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1900.
Dixon attended the University of California at Berkeley. The artist then took a break to serve his country in the Army Air Force. After serving his country Dixon attended what is now the San Francisco Art Institute
Dixon was a highly regarded as a leader of the Bay Area Abstract Expressionist painters.
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James Dixon passed away in 1967.
Works by James Dixon can be found in the Oakland Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Although James Dixon was not very well known outside of the Bay Area, he inspired many artists to follow in his footsteps. Not many abstract painters used as much color as this artist. Dixon was able to use many colors in his work without over stimulating the viewer.