JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (1856-1915, American)
John White Alexander showed artistic talent at an early age. At 18, he started working at Harper’s Weekly drawing political cartoons. Afterwards, he travelled to Europe and continued his art. When he returned to the States, he gained commissions to paint influential personalities such as Oliver Wendell Holmes. Likewise, he painted many women and often included cats in these portraits mirroring the century’s new found love of the feline.