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Monday, April 22, 2013

John White Alexander (American artist, 1856 – 1915)


 Alexander was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Orphaned in infancy, he was reared by his grandparents and at the age of 12 became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh. His talent at drawing attracted the attention of one of his employers, who assisted him to develop them. He moved to New York at the age of eighteen and worked in an office at Harper's Weekly, where he was an illustrator and political cartoonist at the same time that Abbey, Pennell, Pyle, and other celebrated illustrators labored there. After an apprenticeship of three years, he travelled to Munich for his first formal training. Owing to the lack of funds, he removed to the village of Polling, Bavaria, and worked with Frank Duveneck. They travelled to Venice, where he profited by the advice of Whistler, and then he continued his studies in Florence, the Netherlands, and Paris.
Isabella and the Pot of Basil
Study in Black and Green
Repose
Panel for Music Room
At the Piano

An Idle Moment
A Meadow Flower
Portrait of Mrs
Althea
Portrait of Mrs. V (Mrs. Herman Duryea)
Black and Red
June
Green Girl
Anna Palmer Draper
Juliette
A Rose
The Green Gown
The Green Bow
The Green Dress

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