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|William Johnson Bixbee (1850-1921) painter, illustrator, teacher, was
born in 1850 in Manchester, New Hampshire, although he lived most of
his life in Boston and Marblehead, Massachusetts. He studied at
the Lowell Institute, with Tommaso Juglaris, S. P. Rolt Triscott, and
Marcus Waterman. |
Bixbee is known to have painted in oil, watercolor, and pastel, but he
was more comfortable and proficient with watercolors. Starting
about 1890 he devoted himself primarily to watercolors and some
He became a member of the Boston Art Club in 1888. He exhibited
at the Boston Art Club 1888-1909; the National Academy of Design in
1890; the Art Institute of Chicago 1897-1905; the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts 1908-1911; the Society of Independent
Artists 1902, 1906, 1917; and the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San
Francisco in 1915.
He is known as the designer of the seal for the City of Lynn, Massachusetts.
William Johnson Bixbee died in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1921.
Submitted February 2007 by Michael R. Perez, Collector and Art Historian, MP Consulting
Sources include Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk
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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915