(1860 - 1894)
Henry Alexander was active/lived in California, New York. Henry Alexander is known for genre, still life and cluttered interiors painting.
Biography Henry Alexander
Born in San Francisco to a pioneer California family, Henry Alexander was a decorative painter of still life and rich interiors and a minor late 19th-century figure in San Francisco and New York City at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Although some of his paintings were trompe l'oeil still lifes, his most noted paintings were filled with detailed renderings of interiors with people using various kinds and sizes and shapes of equipment--all painted very realistically. Often the central figure is bearded and is playing chess in a cluttered office with all sorts of objects on shelves. He is especially remembered for his laboratory paintings of California mineralogist Thomas Price and the infinite shapes and colors of the contents o
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