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Job Nixon RWS RE NEAC (1891-1938)

Job Nixon, RWS RE NEAC (1891-1938)

Though a painter as well as a printmaker, Job Nixon was best known as an etcher of landscapes and figure subjects. He was the first to win the scholarship for engraving at the British School at Rome, and during his time in Italy he produced An Italian Festa, the large and complex plate that made his name. On his return to London, he soon became assistant to Malcolm Osborne in the engraving school of the Royal College of Art. During the later years of his short career, he worked in Cornwall and taught at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Job Nixon was born at 16 Charles Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on 20 February 1891, the fourth of five children of the pottery printer, Job Nixon, and his wife, the pottery painter, Mary (née Ellerton). He grew up among pottery decorators and, on leaving school, entered the engraving department of Mintons.

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