1856 – John White Alexander was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on the 7th of October.
1868 – He became a telegraph boy in Pittsburgh.
1875 – He became a political cartoonist and illustrator for Harper’s Weekly in New York.
1877 – Alexander went to Paris for his first formal art training and enrolled at Kunstakademie in Munich.
1878 – He joined a colony of american painters in Polling, Bavaria.
1879 – He travelled to Italy and formed friendship with James McNeill Whistler and Henry James.
1881 – Alexander returned to New York and achieved in portraiture.
1893 – First successful exhibition in the Paris Salon and elected to the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts.
1895 – He was awarded a pretigious commision for a series of murals entitled the Evolution of the Book.
1900 – Alexander received a gold medal of Paris Exposition.
1901 – He was named Chevalie of the Legion of Honor.
1902 – He became a member of the National Academy of Design and American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1904 – Alexander received a gold medal of World’s Fair at St. Louis.
1915 – He died on May 31st.