William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton 

April 28, 2019 - July 14, 2019 
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens with guest curator Jane W. Faquin

William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton is the first examination of Boston School painter William McGregor Paxton’s work in forty years; his wife, painter Elizabeth Okie Paxton has never been the subject of such a broad study. The exhibition will focus on the Paxtons' repeated explorations of femininity. A selection of works by Elizabeth Okie Paxton will reveal how she pursued her own career while often serving as inspiration for her husband’s artistic output. The exhibition will mix scenes of domesticity and leisure by both artists over the span of some forty years.
William McGregor Paxton, American (1869-1911), The Breakfast, 1911. Oil on canvas. Private Collection.

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