COMMISSIONS

More Than 50 Public and Private Commissions

In the Fall of 2003, Eddie’s art contributions to the Buffalo Soldiers was added to the middle school history text book, Celebrating Texas, which was made available for classroom use in and many other history textbooks throughout the U.S. Today, Eddie's art can be found in national historical sites, the Pentagon, West Point, US Department of Interiors, US State Department; the Smithsonian Air and Space and the Smithsonian National History museums, and in many museums and war memorial and National parks throughout the United States and more than 50 countries abroad. His works are in the private collections of Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, the late Alex Haley and Bill Leckey and others. His work is also in the corporate collections of such giants as RJR Nabisco, Upjohn, Readers' Digest, Coca Cola USA, and the Annenberg and Zachery Fisher foundations. Eddie has received many honors, awards, and recognitions from agencies, corporate, community, and clergy-based organizations.

More Than 50 Public and Private Commissions (see Selected List of Projects):

  • The 16-foot Buffalo Soldier Monument Located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (by General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, 1992)
  • Quarter Life-Size Buffalo Soldier for the Smithsonian History Museum (by Dr. James Hutchins, curator of National Museum of American History, 1993)
  • Quarter Life-Size Soldier for the Pentagon (by the Pentagon, 1996)
  • Life-Size Sculpture of the first Black Ace of World War I, Eugene Bullard for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (by McDonald Douglas Aircraft Company, 1998)
  • The 15-foot Sculpture of the Spanish Conquistador, Knight of the Llano Estacada Located in the Civic Center in, Lubbock Texas (by Civic Lubbock, 1999)
  • Life-Size Sculpture of Henry Flipper, First Black Graduate of West Point Located at Fort Davis National Park in Fort Davis, Texas. (by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Services, 2001).
  • Half Life-Size Sculpture Dawn of a Seminole Negro Indian Scout Located
  • at Fort Davis National Park in Fort Davis, Texas (by Robert Stanton, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Services, 2001)
  • Half Life-Size Sculpture Dawn of a Seminole Negro Indian Scout Located at Fort Concho Museum in San Angelo, Texas (by John Vaughn, Director Fort Concho National Historical Site, 2001
  • Half Life-Size Sculpture Dawn of a Seminole Negro Indian Scout located at Wayland Baptist University Museum in Plainview, Texas (by Eddie Guffie, Director of Wayland Baptist University Museum, 2001)
  • Life-Size Sculpture of Old Soldier for the Booth Museum (by Seth Hopkins, Director of Booth Museum, 2002)
  • Three Quarters Life-Size Sculpture, Image Bas Reeves, U. S. Marshall from Fort Smith, Arkansas Located at Coke Cola Collection in Atlanta, GA (by Carla Olson, Curator of Coca Cola, 2003)
  • Life-Size Sculpture of General Benjamin Grierson, a Famous Union General, Civil War Located in the Patriot Park in Fort Leavenworth, KS (by the Missouri Historical Society, 2003).
  • Heroic Size of Dr. Willie W. Herenton, Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee Located in Memphis, TN (by the Memphis Commission of the Arts, 2003)
  • The 18-Foot Sculpture of Willie McCool, the Pilot Astronaut Who Died on the Space Shuttle Columbus Located at Lubbock War Park in Lubbock, TX (by Atmos Energy, 2005)
  • Monument of Three Life-Size Sculptures of the Eternity Fountain of Life for the Carver Museum located in Austin, TX (by the Texas Commission of the Arts, 2005).
  • Life-Size Sculpture, Image of William Wright, founder of Paris, Texas Located at the Paris Square, Paris, TX (by Dr. Bill Hayden, Sons of the Confederates, 2005)
  • 15-foot sculpture of The Lawmaker for Emancipation Proclamation Located in Galveston, TX (State of Texas Historical Commission, 2006)
  • Life-Size Sculpture of World War II Paratrooper, Representing the First Black Paratroopers in the United State Military and the First Smoke Jumpers in the United States Located in Fort Leavenworth Patriot Park in Fort Leavenworth, KS (Kansas Historical Society, 2006).
  • 10-Foot Sculpture, Image of Dr. James H. Wayland, Founder of Wayland Baptist University, Located on the Campus of Wayland Baptist University in Plainsview, TX (by Wayland Baptist University, 2008)
  • 12-Foot Sculpture of a Native American Indian Woman Giving Thanks for an Abundant Season (Indian Harvest), Located at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock, TX (by the City of Lubbock, 2009)
  • Life-Size Sculpture, Image of Nat Turner located in the Museum of the Antebellum South (Dr. Bill Hayden, Sons of the Confederates, 2009).
  • The 7-Foot Sculpture, Image of Biblical Moses (by the Jewish Temple in New York City, 2011).
  • Life-Size Sculpture, Image of William Corney, First African American to Receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, Located at Fort Leavenworth Patriot Park, in Fort Leavenworth, KS (by Buffalo Soldier Historical Society, 2011).
  • Life-Size Sculpture, Image of Alvin Davis (Cowboy) Founder of National Jr. Rodeo and National Cowboy Symposium, located at the Texas Tech College of Agricultural in Lubbock, TX (by the Cowboy Symposium, 2011).
  • Heroic-Size Sculpture, Image of General Colin Powell, the First African American to Become Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Located at the Patriot Park in Kansas, (by Kansas Historical Society, 2013).
  • 14-Foot Sculpture, Image of Timothy Cole, African American, Wrongly Convicted of Rape and Posthumously Pardon by Texas Governor Rick Perry, Located at the Timothy Cole Park near Texas Tech Campus in Lubbock, TX. (by Glasheen Legal Firm, 2015).
  • Heroic-Size Sculpture, Image of Dr. Willis E. Byrd Located in the Lincoln University Library (by the Dr. Willis E. Byrd Committee on Lincoln University Science Legacies, 2016).
  • Heroic-Size Sculpture, Image of Doris Miller, African American World War II Pearl Harbor Naval Hero (by the Waco Art Council, 2017)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • President George H. W. Bush declared July 25th "National Buffalo Soldier Day" in honor of Dixon's Buffalo Soldier Monument (1992).
  • United States postage stamp was designed and issued in the likeness of the Buffalo Soldier Monument
  • Eddie Dixon Day Declared in:
    • Washington D.C. & New York City on October 16, 1993
    • Lubbock, Texas on March 28, 1994
  • Felix De Weldon, sculptor of the Iwo Jima Monument, passed on the Monumental Baton to Dixon, 1994
  • Combined Arms Command Medal (Four Star General Tommy Franks, 1994)
  • NAACP George Woods award
  • The Arts," for Outstanding Services in Art
  • The Command Medal from General Franks and General Colin Powell
  • Gold Medal of Ethnic Art
  • National Military Artist of the Year (1994) (National Association of Military Museums)
  • National Artist of the Year (1994)
  • National Association of Entrepreneurs Best of Show in a National Competition, 1994
  • Best of Show in the Rockwell International Show, 1994
  • Buddy Holly Walk of Fame Inductee, 2000
  • Leavenworth Medallion 1854 (Award by Mayor Lisa A. Weakley of Leavenworth Kansas (2006)
  • Battalion Commander Warriors First Medallion (Lt. Gen. David Patraeus , 2006)
  • 555 (Triple Nickels) Medallion (Parachute Infantry Association President, Joseph Murchison, 2006)
  • Best of Show in an International Show sponsored by the Ethnic Art Society
  • Best of Show from the Texas Fine Arts Competition
  • First place in the Sculpture Division from Southwest Fine Arts Exhibition and many more.

MULTI-MEDIA APPEARANCES

Eddie and his art have been featured on:

  • The Arts and Entertainment Channel
  • The Discovery Channel
  • Texas Country Reporter
  • Good Morning America
  • CNN
  • CBS News
  • USA Today
  • Washington Post
  • New York Times
  • Emerge
  • Dallas Morning News
  • The cover of Jet Magazine
  • Many local and community media