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ALEXANDER, William (1767 - 1816), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALEXANDER, William (1767 - 1816), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1767, in Maidstone; died 23 July 1816, near Maidstone.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes.

William Alexander moved to London in 1782 to study under the landscape painter Julius Caesar Ibbetson, before being admitted to the Royal Academy in 1784, where he was a distinguished pupil. In 1792, he accompanied Earl MacCartney

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