Biography: Etcher and painter. Born in Stoke-on-Trent. Studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and won the Prix de Rome for engraving in 1923; elected the same year an Associate of the Society of Painter-Etchers. Returning from Rome, he taught at the Royal College of Art as an assistant to Malcolm Osbourne in the Engraving School. From 1928 he exhibited with the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.
Nixon moved to Cornwall in 1931 and settled in St Ives in 1934. Exhibited with the Newlyn Society of Artists and briefly ran a school of painting in St Ives before returning to London to take up a teaching post at the Slade in 1935, but died three years later at the age of 47. A memorial exhibition of his paintings and watrercolours was held at the Colnagi Gallery in 1939.