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JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER | The Daydreaming Iris Cutter

JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER | The Daydreaming Iris Cutter

£17,500.00Price

Oil on Canvas

30” x 20” / 76 x 51 cms

 

 

This wistful portrait by John White Alexander captures a flower picker's wondering daydreams in the rural countryside.  Alexander's portraits reflected the contemporary French taste for sensual images of women as well as the undulating linear rhythms of Art Nouveau. 

  • John White Alexander was born in Allegheny, Pittsburgh. In 1877, Alexander travelled to Europe to begin formal artistic training, enrolling first in the Royal Art Academy of Munich and then travelling on to Polling in Bavaria where he met Frank Duveneck. The two young artists travelled to Venice, where they met Whistler, an acquaintance that developed into a lifelong friendship.

    Alexander achieved notable success as a portraitist and achieved international success with his paintings of female figures gracefully posed in elegant interiors. His portraits reflected the contemporary French taste for sensual images of women as well as the undulating linear rhythms of Art Nouveau.

    In the 1890s, whilst living in Paris, Alexander's paintings were exhibited in the Paris Salon and subsequently he was elected to the Socit Nationale des Beaux Arts. Alexander's work is exhibited in numerous prestigious museums and institutes across the United States and in Europe.

    Read more about John White Alexander. 

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