Alexander, John White

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Born: Oct 07, 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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