John Alexander, ‘Black Drum Fish’, 2014, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Charcoal and watercolor on paper, McClain Gallery
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John Alexander

Black Drum Fish, 2014

Charcoal and watercolor on paper
22 × 29 1/2 in
55.9 × 74.9 cm
.
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Location
Houston
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Hand-signed by artist, signed recto, bottom right
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John Alexander
American, b. 1945
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John Alexander’s work has been called a meeting between the Hudson River School and east Texas—a comparison the artist doesn’t resist. As a child, Alexander was deeply moved by American landscape painting, and developed a reverence for nature. Today, he is known for his deftness as both a draftsman and satirist, creating allegorical, chaotic, and sometimes violent landscapes. In these, he takes a critical perspective toward human interference with the natural world, corporate interests, the American political climate, and the destruction of the environment. He describes his ongoing subject as “nature at its grandest and man at his worst,” or the “glimpse of paradise before the wrecking ball hits.” Critic Robert Hughes admiringly referred to him as “a Texan swamp hog raised by madness.”

John Alexander, ‘Black Drum Fish’, 2014, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Charcoal and watercolor on paper, McClain Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed recto, bottom right
Frame
Not included
John Alexander
American, b. 1945
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John Alexander’s work has been called a meeting between the Hudson River School and east Texas—a comparison the artist doesn’t resist. As a child, Alexander was deeply moved by American landscape painting, and developed a reverence for nature. Today, he is known for his deftness as both a draftsman and satirist, creating allegorical, chaotic, and sometimes violent landscapes. In these, he takes a critical perspective toward human interference with the natural world, corporate interests, the American political climate, and the destruction of the environment. He describes his ongoing subject as “nature at its grandest and man at his worst,” or the “glimpse of paradise before the wrecking ball hits.” Critic Robert Hughes admiringly referred to him as “a Texan swamp hog raised by madness.”

John Alexander

Black Drum Fish, 2014

Charcoal and watercolor on paper
22 × 29 1/2 in
55.9 × 74.9 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Houston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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