Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stained glass artist, of London and Munich.  William Francis Dixon trained with CLAYTON & CLAYTON & amp; BELL before setting up his own business in London in 1872.  He worked for clients in Great Britain,Ireland and continental Europe, and in 1882 won a limited competition for designing the windows in the entrance hall of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.  After doing some work for the London branch of MAYER & MAYER & amp; CO., in 1892 he was recruited as a designer in the firm's headquarters in Munich.   He remained in Germany for the rest of his life, dying there in 1928 or 1929. There are several of his windows in churches in Ireland, all of them dating from the peiod he was employed by Mayer & Co..

For works, see under works of Mayer & Co.


Allinformation in this entry is from article on Dixon in The Victorian Web, http://www.victorianweb.org/art/stainedglass/dixon/index.html (last visited, Jan 2014).