About the Artist

William McGregor Paxton (June 22, 1869 – 1941)

William McGregor Paxton (June 22, 1869 – 1941)

William Paxton (1869-1941) is best known as a portrait painter. He co-founded The Guild of Boston Artists and he is identified with the Boston School.

He was well known for his extraordinary attention to the effects of light and detail in flesh and fabric. Paxton’s compositions were most often idealized young women in beautiful interiors.