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William Alexander

 (1767 - 1816)
William Alexander was active/lived in California / United Kingdom.  William Alexander is known for topographic landscape.

Biography   William Alexander


William Alexander (b. 1767 / d.1816)

William Alexander was born on April 10, 1767 in Maidstone, Kent.

Alexander began his eduction at Maidstone Grammar School before moving to London in 1782 to study art.  He was admitted to the Royal Academy in February of 1784.

He was appointed as one of the draughtsmen to the Macartney Embassy to China in 1792.  Alexander returned to England in 1794.  The next year, he married Jan Wogan who passed away soon afterward.

Alexander was appointed professor of drawing at the Military College at Great Marlow, in 1802.  He resigned in May 1808 to be the assistant keeper of antiquities in the British Museum.  The years between 1810 to 1815, he made drawings of   ...  Displaying 750 of 1908 characters.

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