Harry Dixon (1861-1942)
Sculptor, painter and printmaker.
Born at Watford in Hertfordshire, Harry Dixon attended Heatherley's c.1880 and furthered his studies at the Académie Julian, Paris, from 1883-87. He exhibited at the RA, GI, MAFA, NEAC, RI, ROI, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and RSA showing mainly figures of wild animals.
In 1892 he was commissioned to make the lions which guard the entrance to the Imperial Institute, London and in 1902 was elected RBA and RBS two years alter. Dixon's work is in the collection of the Tate Gallery and he was also represented in Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers' Guild held at the Brighton Art Gallery in 1984.