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Cosmo Alexander

 (1724 - 1772)
Cosmo Alexander was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York / Scotland.  Cosmo Alexander is known for portrait and historical genre painter.

Biography   Cosmo Alexander


A Scottish portraitist, Cosmo Alexander was in the American colonies between 1766 and 1772.  He is primarily remembered as the teacher of Gilbert Stuart, who became his assistant in Newport, Rhode Island in 1769 and who accompanied him to Edinburgh in 1771.  Shortly after, Cosmo died and left Stuart in the care of his brother-in-law and artists Sir George Chalmers. 

Cosmo Alexander was the son of John Alexander, a noted Scottish portrait painter, and Cosmo had a distinguished reputation as a painter before coming to America. 

Although Alexander referred to himself as a history painter, only his portraits survive, and about 25 have been linked to his name.  His style would be closest to   ...  Displaying 750 of 2068 characters.

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GIRL WITH SQUIRREL; GIRL WITH LAMB: A PAIR OF PORTRAITS
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Portrait of William Manson
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