Artist Birthdays October 7 – JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER

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JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (Oct. 7, 1856 – May 31, 1915)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, illustration
  • Art Movement: Symbolism
  • ARTiFact: In 1875 he began his career in New York as a political cartoonist and illustrator for Harper’s Weekly.
  • Artist Quote: “I have all sorts of crazy notions about getting down closer and closer to my work and even shutting myself up in some place in the woods and be a sort of Thoreau in art.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below):  Repose, 1895.

John White Alexander. Repose. 1895.

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