Arthur Percy Dixon was a well-regarded painter of portraits, scenes and landscapes who studied at The Royal Scottish Academy Life School. He began his studies in Hull before his family moved to Edinburgh where he spent much of his life. His studio was based at 47 York Place and he exhibited widely including in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
An obituary in The Scotsman from 1917 refers to him as a popular character: “Noone could fail to admire his genial, kindly nature. He had gone in the full fruition of his art.”