NIXON, WILLIAM CHARLES

(b. about 1813, d. 1878)

Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A native of Dublin; he spent some of his early years in Belfast, and was a Member of the Association of Artists founded there in 1836. He returned to Dublin in 1840. He exhibited figure subjects in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1844 and 1845, and portraits in 1846 and 1847, after which he ceased to exhibit. He painted and exhibited portraits of "T. Arkins" (1846), "William Keogh" (1846), and "Sir James Murray" (1847). From 1847 he was principally a picture-dealer and restorer, having his place of business in Bachelor's Walk. He died on 18th February, 1878, aged 65.

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