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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