Cosmo Alexander 1724-1772
Cosmo Alexander was the son of the Aberdonian painter, John Alexander. He was named after the duke of Gordon's son, who in turn had been named after his Italian godfather. Throughout his life Cosmo Alexander worked as a portraitist of leading Scottish families, Catholic and Jacobean in particular. His support of the Jacobite cause obliged him to flee to Rome after the '45 Rebellion, where he painted members of the Old Pretender's family, including his son, Charles Edward Stuart. Alexander settled in London in 1754 and made frequent trips to Aberdeen. In 1763-4 he was working in the Netherlands and in 1766 he moved to America. He died in Scotland.
New Works6 - 29 May 2021 EdinburghThe Fine Art Society presents an exhibition of newly acquired work from 19th and 20th century Scottish artists, including: Patrick William Adam, Cosmo Alexander, Phyllis Bone, Sam Bough, John Boyd,...
Hang 1 //Early Scottish painting from the 17th & 18th centuries 13 Jan - 8 Feb 2020 Edinburgh