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William Henry Snowdon Alexander (1883-1938)


William Henry Snowdon Alexander (1883-1938)
American Golden Age illustrator ;
William Alexander ; Wm. H. S. Alexander ; Wm. H.S. Alexander ; Wm. Alexander ; William Henry S. Alexander ;
[Born December 14, 1883 in Haddonfield, NJ – died August 28, 1938 in ?]


FAD record control number: 28032 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


William Henry Snowdon Alexander (1883-1938) biography:

Birth: December 14, 1883 in Haddonfield, NJ ;
Death: August 28, 1938 in ? ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Sagittarius ;

Known for: illustration ;
Medium: pen & ink ;
Technique: drawing ;

Areas: Philadelphia, PA ; Haddonfield, NJ ; Long Branch, NJ ; New York, NY ; Philadelphia, PA ; Wilmington, DE ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Philadelphia, PA, 1925 ;
Spouse: May W. Alexander (?-1937), wife ;

Training: William College Museum of Art, class of 1932? [unclear is this is the correct William Alexander] ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ;


Member: Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ ; Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, PA ; Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Wilmington, DE ; Philadelphia Society of Allied Arts, Philadelphia, PA, president, 1925 ; Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club ; National Academy of Design ; Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ ; Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Wilmington, DE ; Philadelphia Society of Allied Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA ;

Milestones: Applied for a patent for a cut-out toy cat with alphabet letters to learn to read, 1916-1917 ;



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Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
May 1, 2018


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