Biographical note by Brian Yoder, the donator of most of the scans in the ARC Paxton gallery:
William Paxton was an excellent and historically important figure who was an important link between the best painters of the 19th century and the survival of their techniques into the 20th and beyond, but it is very difficult to find prints of his paintings or much of anything else about him. After searching for several years for a book on him I have found one at last in the form of the (long out of print) William McGregor Paxton by by Ellen W. Lee, R.H. Ives Gammell, and Martin F. Krause, Jr. and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Books and Related Products About This Artist
The Boston Painters 1900-1930
Turning their backs on modernism, the Boston-based painters covered in this artfully produced album prized a cult of beauty built on exacting craftsmanship and direct observation of nature.
c1913 Oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm (30" x 25") Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund
Oil on canvas Private collection
Girl Combing Her Hair
1909 Oil on canvas 68.6 x 55.9 cm (27.01" x 22.01") Private collection