William McGregor PAXTON ✿

William McGregor Paxton (1869 – 1941) was an American painter and instructor who embraced the Boston School paradigm and was a co-founder of The Guild of Boston Artists. He taught briefly while a student at Cowles Art School, where he met his wife Elizabeth Okie Paxton, and at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston.

Paxton is known for his portraits, including those of two presidents (Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge) and interior scenes with women, including his wife. His works are in many museums in the United States.
Paxton attended Cowles Art School on a scholarship he attained at the age of 18. He studied with Dennis Miller Bunker and Cowles and then went to Paris to study under Jean-Léon Gérôme, at École des Beaux-Arts.

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