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Alexander, John White

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1915 AD
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.