Miss Dixwell was born June 5, 1847, and died April 21, 1885. After having received some instruction from William Morris Hunt and Dr. William Rimmer, she went to Europe in 1874, where she studied for a winter with Carolus Duran, and then spent a year and a half in travel.
From 1876 to 1880 she was in Boston, and part of the time in New York, where she frequented the Art Students' League. In 1880, she again left for Europe, and while there studied etching with Otto H. Bacher, in Florence. After another course of study in Boston, with Emil Carlsen, she went to Paris a third time, working there at Julienne's studio for ladies, until the time of her death.
Exhibition of the Work of the Women Etchers of America by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alfred Mudge & Son, 1887.
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