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Memorable Manitobans: Louise Alexander (?-1946)

Painter.

She studied at the Winnipeg School of Art from 1913 to 1917 and was secretary of the Winnipeg Art Students Sketch Club from 1914 to 1916, later serving as vice-president in 1927 and president in 1928.

Alexander came to specialize in portraiture, winning first prize in a Sketch Club exhibition in 1920 and exhibiting at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts exhibition in 1924, both with portraits. She solicited and received a number of commissions for portraits of Winnipeg mayors, including one of Mayor Parnell and another of Mayor McLean, both in 1928.

She died in Vancouver.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 January 2008

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