biography of Alexandre ALAUX (1851-1932)

Birth place: Commercy, France

Death place: New Orleans, LA

Addresses: New Orleans, active 1869-1932

Profession: Painter, restorer

Studied: François Bernard, New Orleans (c.1865); Ernest Ciceri; Eugene Philastre; Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (diploma 1878)

Exhibited: Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (laurel crown c.1878); L'Exposition de la Miniature, Brussels,1912.

Member: Cercle des Arts Réunis; Société Artistique, Arlon, Belgium; Cercle Artistique et Littéraire, Arlon and Brussels; Art Assoc. of New Orleans (1905)

Work: Hist. New Orleans Coll.

Comments: He came with his mother to New Orleans in 1855 via New York. Went to school in France and first received recognition as an artist in New Orleans in 1869. Went to Belgium for further studies, married and worked as an artist and professor. Returned to New Orleans in 1899 and became successful doing miniatures, portraits, historical tableaux, marine, genre, still life and religious paintings. Two of his children, Louis Albert S. Alaux (see entry) and Marie Fernande Alaux (see entry) were also artists.

Sources: Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 3; Complementary Visions, 87.