Pat Dixon

Pat Dixon was born into the Eagle Clan at Skidegate, Haida Gwaii to Robert and Louisa Dixon. Dixon was a descendant of a long line of argillite carvers and began working in argillite in 1961. In 1966, he established a fruitful working relationship with fellow artist Pat McGuire after moving to Vancouver. Dixon credited McGuire for assisting in the definition of his carving style. He created totems, jewelry and small sculptural items of argillite, often inlaying the stone with abalone shell.

Along with Alfie Collinson, Greg Lightbown and Gary Minaker-Russ, Dixon and McGuire instigated a “new school of thought” for like-minded younger artists. Dixon’s art continues to be celebrated and is found in numerous collections worldwide.

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