Pat Dixon was born into the Eagle clan on Haida Gwaii in the village of Skidegate, British Columbia, Canada in 1938. These islands are located off the northern coast of the province.
Pat moved to Vancouver in 1966 where he established a working relationship with fellow Haida carver, Pat McGuire. Dixon acknowledged McGuire’s influence but suggested that it should not be overemphasized. He credited the positive affects of Bill Holm’s book Northwest Coast Indian Art on his understanding of flat design.
Pat Dixon worked exclusively in Argillite and, over the years, produced many model poles, pendants and broaches for avid Argillite collectors. His attention to detail and dimension was unlike any other. His art is celebrated and found in numerous public and private collections around the world.