Charles Dixon was born in Goring-on-Thames, son of Alfred Dixon. He was an illustrator and worked for the illustrated London news the Sphere and the Graphic. Dixon could also have been classified as ‘neglected’. His style is rather similar to that of WL Wyllie, perhaps a trifle softer, and his colours are usually warm and his draughtsmanship accurate. He performed a fine service in recording many scenes on the tidal Thames and exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1889 onwards. He is perhaps better known today for his watercolours than his oils, although the latter have much merit. He spent his final years in Itchenor, West Sussex.