William McGregor Paxton (American, 1869-19410, The Crystal, 1900.

 

Paxton, best known as a portrait painter, taught at the Museum School from 1906 to 1913. Along with other well-known artists of the era, including Edmund Charles Tarbell and Frank Weston Benson, he co-founded The Guild of Boston Artists and he is identified with the Boston School. He was well known for his extraordinary attention to the effects of light and detail in flesh and fabric. Paxton’s compositions were most often idealized young women in beautiful interiors. Paxton gained fame for his portraiture and painted both Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge. He taught at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School from 1906 to 1913. Paxton was made a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1928. 

Source: William McGregor Paxton –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McGregor_Paxton

References:

Paxton at the Art Renewal Center (ARC) – http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=1010

Artcyclopedia – http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/paxton_william_mcgregor.html

19th Cent. American Art Blog – http://19thcenturyusapaint.blogspot.com/2012/10/william-mcgregor-paxton.html

Paxton on MuseumSyndicate – http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=400

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