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John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present John Alexander: Recent Paintings & Drawings, published on the occasion of the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery. The forty-eight page catalogue features twelve color plates, as well as photographs of the artist’s studio and garden in Amagansett, NY. Also included in the catalogue are a selected chronology of the artist’s career and a conversation with the artist by Timothy Eaton. The exhibition includes highly detailed, realistically rendered botanicals and birds that are inspired by the natural landscape, a subject Alexander has returned to in recent years. John Alexander was born in Beaumont, Texas, in 1945. He received his B.F.A. from Lamar University in Beaumont in 1968 and his M.F.A. from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1970. Today the artist divides his time between his SoHo studio loft and home in Amagansett, East Hampton. Alexander’s work has been widely exhibited at such prestigious institutions as the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, both in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work is featured in the permanent collections of a number of leading institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; as well as many other distinguished public and private collections worldwide. The catalogue is available for purchase through the gallery.