William McGregor Paxton
(1869 - 1941)
William McGregor Paxton was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maryland. William Paxton is known for figure, genre, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography William McGregor Paxton
Born in Baltimore and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, William Paxton became a prominent late 19th, early 20th-century figure painter, especially noted for female subjects, and a key artist in the establishment of American Impressionism. Paxton also painted outdoor views of upper class life such as croquet games and hotel verandah scenes.
In Philadelphia where he lived briefly, he received so many commissions for portrait paintings that he was referred to as the "court painter of Philadelphia." Portrait subjects included Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Grover Cleveland.
In addition to his canvas painting, Paxton was a muralist whose work was at the Army and Navy Club of New York City and St. Botolph's Club o
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