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Alexander, John White

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1915 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Painters


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.


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