Edwin John Alexander (1870 - 1926)
The eldest son of the artist Robert L. Alexander, he was born in Edinburgh. He studied, briefly, at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh, 1887-88, and later under Fremiet in Paris. In 1887, aged only seventeen years old he travelled to Tangier with his father and the artist Joseph Crawhall. He is known as an animal and bird painter, but also produced some landscapes of his native Scotland. He is rated alongside Joseph Crawhall as one of the finest painter of animals and birds of his
time. He was an early member of the Society of Scottish Artists and in 1902 he was elected an Associate of the RSAand in 1913 a full member. He exhibited at the RSA, RA, RSW, RWS, FAS and at the Leicester Galleries. His work can be seen at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Dundee Art Gallery, Fife Council and the Tate Gallery who all have examples of his work.