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James Dixon

(1887 -  1970 )
DIXON James Maggie The Cows Are In The Clover Go And Drive Them Maggie To The Old Red Barn

Whyte's
Nov 24, 2014
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James Dixon - Figures With Flags

James Dixon - Figures With Flags

Original 1966
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Lot number: 173
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Description James Dixon (1887-1970) Figures with Flags Oil on paper laid on board, 38.7 x 33.4cm (15� x 13'') Signed and inscribed Tory Island and dated 10.9.1966 � Provenance: From the King of Tory the collection of Patsy Dan Rogers, sold these rooms, March 1991, Catalogue No.234, where purchased by current owner. � When asked, Patsy Dan Rogers, who owned this work, nor others who knew the artist could explain what this picture depicts with its romantic Nationalist figures. As it was painted in 1966 it might have been as part of the 50 year Easter Rising Commemorations or perhaps it was a response to something in Dixon's youth? It was preceded by a previous 'Self Portrait with Flags' painted in 1963 and a portrait of 'Mr Hill with Flag' showing the artist Derek Hill with a Union Jack painted again in 1966. � �
James Dixon - Figures With Flags

James Dixon - Figures With Flags

Original 1966
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Lot number: 109
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James Dixon (1887-1970) Figures with Flags Oil on paper laid on board, 38.7 x 33.4cm (15¼ x 13'') Signed and inscribed , Tory Island , and dated 10.9.1966 Provenance: From the King of Tory , the collection of Patsy Dan Rogers, sold these rooms, March 1991, Catalogue No.234, where purchased by current owner. When asked, Patsy Dan Rogers, who owned this work, nor others who knew the artist could explain what this picture depicts with its romantic Nationalist figures. As it was painted in 1966 it might have been as part of the 50 year Easter Rising Commemorations or perhaps it was a response to something in Dixon's youth? It was preceded by a previous 'Self Portrait with Flags' painted in 1963 and a portrait of 'Mr Hill with Flag' showing the artist Derek Hill with a Union Jack painted again in 1966.
James Dixon - West End Village Tory Island

James Dixon - West End Village Tory Island

Original 1964
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Lot number: 46
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James Dixon (1887 - 1970) West End Village Tory Island Oil on board, 56 x 77cm (22 x 30¼'') Signed, inscribed and dated 1964 A native of Tory Island (Co. Donegal), James Dixon enjoyed a simple life of fishing and farming, and was introduced to painting by Derek Hill in 1959 when he visited the island. A virtually self taught artist who was perhaps excluded from the influence of historical precedents due to the remote nature of his home, Dixon was supplied paints and paper by Hill, but reportedly refused paint brushes as he preferred to make his own from donkey hair. His naive style was appreciated and he had his first solo show at the New Gallery in Belfast, followed by one at the Dawson Gallery in Dublin in 1967, one at the Autodidakt Gallery the following year in Vienna, and another at the Portal Gallery in London. Following his death his work was included in ROSC '80, and a joint show with the St. Ives painter Alfred Wallis (1855-1942) was held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and at Tate St. Ives (1999-2000). His work is now a part of major collections and can be found in the Ulster Museum, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, The Arts Council Collection and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
James Dixon - Maggie The Cows Are In The Clover Go And Drive Them Maggie To The Old Red Barn

James Dixon - Maggie The Cows Are In The Clover Go And Drive Them Maggie To The Old Red Barn

Original 1968
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Lot number: 87
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James Dixon

(1887-1970)

MAGGIE THE COWS ARE IN THE CLOVER GO AND DRIVE THEM MAGGIE TO THE OLD RED BARN, TORY ISLAND, 1968

oil on paper

signed, dated [16.06.1968] and inscribed lower right

h:22 w:29.50 in.

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Purchased from artist through Derek Hill, 1967;

Private collection

The Irish artist and primitive landscape painter James Dixon was born on Tory Island, County Donegal, and aside from the occasional visit to the mainland, remained on the island all his life. He devoted himself to fishing and small farming. He only started painting at the age of 72, after seeing a painter - Derek Hill - at work on a landscape painting. Hill encouraged Dixon and provided him with oils and other art materials, although Dixon made his own paintbrushes from donkey's hair. In due course it was Hill who introduced Dixon's artworks to the art world, thus helping Dixon to become an important figure in the history of twentieth-century Irish painting. His painting is seen as an excellent example of Outsider Art, and was the subject of a major exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art - Two Painters: Alfred Wallis and James Dixon, IMMA, Dublin, September - November 1999.
James Dixon - Muldoon And The Nets, Tory Island

James Dixon - Muldoon And The Nets, Tory Island

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Lot number: 14
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James Dixon (1887-1970) Muldoon and the nets, Tory Island signed, inscribed and dated indistinctly 'By James Dixon/Tory Island/3/3/1916/Tory Island with a catch/of Fish in a Gully Back of/Tory Island at Muldoon/went through the/fish all went away' (lower right) oil on paper laid on board 21½ x 29 in. (54.6 x 73.6 cm.)
with Rona Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner, February 1996. Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 16 December 2010, lot 126, where purchased by the present owner.
Dixon was a fisherman by trade who took up painting late in life. Like his St Ives counterpart, Alfred Wallis, Dixon never received any formal art training and was taken up by a professional artist who introduced his work to the contemporary art world.

While St Ives and Alfred Wallis proved inspirational for Ben Nicholson, Tory Island presented a romantic retreat for Derek Hill, the artist who discovered Dixon. Again, this association with the romanticism of the place has led to certain aspects of the artists' works being celebrated above others, in particular their portrayal of the sea and boats.
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