Jean Dryden Alexander

Jean Dryden Alexander (English) 1911 – 1994
Joan Perry, Lady in a Green Dress, 1983, mixed media, inscribed verso, 22″ x 16″ unframed

Joan Perry, Lady in a Green Dress,1983, mixed media, inscribed verso.
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Jean Dryden Alexander was the youngest daughter of watercolourists Robert Graham Dryden Alexander and Effie Alexander. Born in 1911 in Essex, her artistic influence stemmed from her parents and their artist circle of friends, who included Hercules Brabazon Brabazon and Sir George Clausen. The whole family spent as much time as possible painting en plein air around Essex and its coastline.

Jean was born at Priest’s Cottage at Shenfield in Essex where she was living in 1938. During her early life she lived at Brentwood and then for many years at Walton on the Naze on the north Essex coast. She was educated at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham and studied art at Chelmsford Art School (1928-1931). She won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art (1931-1935). Exhibitions Include: The Royal Academy, The New English Art Club, The Society of Women Artists and The Whitechapel Art Gallery.J, She exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy in London and on many occasions at the New English Art Club.

Also by this artist:

“Seaside Scene”, a Beach Scene with Figures – Oil on board
Albion Beach, Walton on the Naze, c.1935 – Watercolour, gouache and oil on paper
The Brown Umbrella, Study in Red 1975 – Oil on paper


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