Collections Spotlight - Otto Murray Dixon Artworks

Published: 16 November 2022

Otto Murray Dixon was born in 1885 and raised in Leicestershire. He studied at the Leicester School of Art and became a competent naturalist and bird artist, also studying under Archibald Thorburn. His artworks were featured in various publications of the time, including The Field.

He had a short life, dying in the First World War. He joined the United Arts Corps at the outbreak of war in 1914 and transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders in 1915. He was wounded in action on Vimy Ridge, France, April 9th, 1917, and died the next day.

Turtle Dove and Dog Roses, undated

Turtle Dove and Dog Roses, undated

This selection of 15 artworks by Dixon have been on long term loan to Leicester Museums & Galleries for many years, from a private collection.

Otto Murray Dixon Artworks



To see the scanned images of The Field articles from 1918 and 2010 please open the PDF files linked here:

The Field article, 1918

The Field article, 2010