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Alexander Robertson

Born:
Aberdeen, Scotland 1772

Died:
New York, New York 1841

Luce Artist Biography

Alexander Robertson and his brother Archibald were both miniaturists. After studying in London, Alexander followed his brother to New York in the fall of 1792, and together they operated the Columbian Academy of Painting. A noted art teacher, Alexander served as the academy’s secretary from 1817 to 1825, and Keeper (curator) from 1820 to 1835.