biografía de Elizabeth A. ALEXANDER (1867-1947)

Lugar de nacimiento: NYC

Lugar de defunción: Princeton, NJ

Profesión: Costume designer, interior decorator, author

Asociaciones: Cosmopolitan Cl.

Comentarios: Married painter John White Alexander in 1887. The couple lived in Paris from 1889 until 1901, becoming part of the circle of artists and writers associated with the Symbolist movement. They also were close friends with Maude Adams, the actress, and after their return to NYC designed settings and costumes for many of her productions. Alexander continued her career as a costume designer for the theater after her husband's death, achieving a great deal of recognition. She was actively interested in fostering talented young musicians and other artists. She also wrote short stories. Positions: pres., Sch. A. Lg. of N.Y., 1923-25; chm., Town Hall Club awards committee.

Fuentes: Mary Ann Goley, John White Alexander (1856-1915), exh. brochure, Washington DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, 1976; Graham Gallery, John White Alexander, 1856-1915, Fin-de-Siècle American, exh. brochure, with essay by Sandra Leff, NYC: Graham, 1980. Note: John White Alexander's papers are in the Archives of American Art.

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