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Sous Le Cafe, Quebec
Artist
Alexander, William Walker
Title
Sous Le Cafe, Quebec
Technique
etching
Date
1911
Dimensions
17.2cm height x 18.0cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
1983.34
Owner
City of Burnaby
Collection
Permanent Collection
BAG purchase
Born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1869, William Walker Alexander was an illustrator and printmaker. After an apprenticeship in his elder brother's engraving studio, he studied in the atelier of George A. Reid and went on to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia under Thomas Eakins. He later became a founding member of the Art Student's League of Toronto, an organization of artists driven by the need for an alternative to the more rigid and formal professional associations and academies. Alexander was known for his skills as an etcher and bookplate maker.