(1800 - 1880)
Francis Alexander was active/lived in Connecticut / Italy. Francis Alexander is known for portrait-early naive, still life.
Biography Francis Alexander
A leading New England portrait painter of the early 19th century
especially noted for female portraits, Francis Alexander was born in
Killingly, Connecticut. A highlight of his career was in 1842
when Charles Dickens consented to sit for him. Alexander had been
so persistent with Dickens that the term "to be Alexander" came into
He first painted in watercolor without
instruction, and then studied art in New York City with Alexander
Robertson. He was active in his home town of Killingly and in
Providence, Rhode Island in the early 1820s and then moved to Boston
where portraitist Gilbert Stuart befriended him and guided his art
training. From 1831 to 1833, he was in Italy, and then lived
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