Arthur Stansfeld Dixon
Born 26 August 1856
Died 8 January 1929
Active: 1890 - 1929
Country of birth and death: England
Metal worker, architect
Born at Edgbaston, Birmingham. He was the eldest son of George Dixon, a prominent man in Birmingham’s civic life. He was a friend of William Morris and Philip Webb, and was an accomplished silversmith and copper worker. He founded the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft in 1890, which started as a series of evening classes, and designed its building in Great Charles Street. When Dixon became Managing Director, he remained primarily responsible for the design of products in base metals, which formed the largest part of the Guild's output. Claude Napier Clavering took over much of the silver design at this point. In 1910, the Birmingham Guild expanded significantly when it absorbed the firm of Gittins, Craftsmen Ltd. He died in Oxford.
This record includes information from the Victoria and Albert Museum collections website, which contains a number of pieces designed by Dixon. It also includes details submitted by Oliver Bevan.
Wealth at death: £80,597 12s. 1d.
Probate date: 26 April 1929
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Designed Doorplate with Handles
Designed Finger Plate
Designed Corner Sconce
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Institutional and Business Connections
Founder of The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Limited
Dixon then became Managing Director whilst continuing to be the lead designer of products in base metals.
Member of Art Workers Guild
1906 - 1929 (Presumed)
Art Workers Guild Annual Reports, 1913-1933
Catalogue of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition 1900
Cat. No. U53, p. 25
Catalogue of the Second Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1895
Cat. Nos. 382, 383, pp. 156
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966
Name: Arthur Stansfeld Dixon Probate Date: 26 Apr 1929 Death Date: 8 Jan 1929 Death Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Registry: Birmingham, England
Citing this record
'Arthur Stansfeld Dixon', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib5_1208551756, accessed 11 Mar 2014]