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John White Alexander

(American, 1856–1915)

a quiet corner by john white alexander

John White Alexander

A Quiet Corner, ca. 1905

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An orphan, raised by his grandparents, John White Alexander began his journey as an artist at Harper’s Weekly, first as an office boy then as an illustrator. In 1877 he studied at the Royal Academy in Munich. He established himself in Paris in 1890. Exhibited at the Paris Salon organized by the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, in 1893. Two years later he became a full member of the Société and received a mural commission for the Library of Congress.