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C. Don Doxey

Don Doxey was born in Ogden, Utah in 1928. He is a painter known for photo-real western still-lifes and western genre paintings. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Doxey earned his BFA in 1950 and his MFA in 1955 from the University of Utah where Alvin Gittins was an influence on his work. He had furthered his study at the American Art School in New York City, and he worked for a time as a staff artist at NBC. 

When he returned to Salt Lake City, he began teaching at some of the local junior high schools.Some of his notable works are The AmbassadorThe Wedding Dress (1967), and The Marriage (1965).

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah. 

Don Doxey, another University of Utah graduate (B.S., 1950; M.F.A., 1955), was a Salt Lake City painter, educator and a commercial artist with N.B.C. television in New York City before he returned to Utah for graduate work and, eventually, teaching jobs at Salt Lake's Jackson and Irving Junior High Schools into the 1960s. Later in the decade, he became Chair of Art at Westminster College. Doxey realistic style can be either detailed or painterly. On the other hand, his quite wonderful symbolist-surrealist works are what he's best known for in the galleries and by admirers and the collectors of his work.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"Abstract Expressionism: Utah Women Painters Help Keep Art Style Alive And Well." The Deseret News, January 20, 1991.

"Variety Spices Art Exhibits In Springville." The Deseret News, July 26, 1998.


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C. M. Russell Museum. Artist Invitational 1987. Great Falls, MT: C.M. Russell Museum, 1987.

Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson. ed. The Artists Bluebook. Scottsdale, AZ: AskART.com, 2003.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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Southwest Art. Red Book Price Guide to Western American Art. Houston, TX: Cowles Enthusiast Media, 1997.

Southwest Art. Master Index 1971-1993. Boulder, CO: Southwest Art, 1993.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Paintings and Sculpture. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1991.


Stavig, Vicki. "The Mission Continues." Art of the West, February 1999.

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