|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
In 1941 he had work in the RCA's 62nd Annual exhibition, held at the Art Association of Montreal.
Alexander was elected as a member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1942, and exhibited in a number of their Annual Exhibitions.
One of his specialties was portraits, and he did them for subjects in Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, Victoria, Vasar, New York, and Tokyo, Japan, as well as numerous portraits in Vancouver (including two portaits of the artist W.P. Weston).
|1939 July 4 - 23||Six Local Artists||VAG|
|1936 Aug. 18 - 28||David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee||"a young, fair-haired man in a blue shirt"|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Portrait of my Brother|
|The Boy in the Blue Beret|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||The Boy in the Blue Beret|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Ukrainian Dancer|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||The Yellow Coat|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Blue Mood|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Winter-Set|
|Blue and Gold|
|Inside Looking Out|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Dark Russian|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Self Portrait|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Portrait Study|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Young Soldier|
|Self Portrait with Fitch|
|Chief's Daughter, Atlin, B.C.|
|Storm on Lake Atlin|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Soldier Lineman|
|Self-portrait with fitch|
|Storm on Lake Atlin|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Portrait|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Portrait|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Portrait|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Commodore Brock, R.C.N.V.R.|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||November|
|Black and Copper|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Portrait of Alf Karlsen|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Lumber Mill|
|1946 Oct. ? - ?||FCA 40 Selections from 15th BCA||Sketch|
|1947 April 12 - 13||WVCAC Exhibition of Fine Arts||Tide Flats|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Mrs. A. Herstein|
|Figures in a Park|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Figures in Park|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Scarred Landscape|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Portrait of Irene|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Michael|
|1949 July 12 - July 31||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Lost Lagoon, Early Morning|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Woman With Comb|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Self Portrait with Fitch|
|Double Image on Lake Atlin|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Yellow Tree|
|1951 (dates?)||BCSA Park Royal Store Windows Show||Double Image On Lake Atlin|
|The Yellow Tree|
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically
SOME PAINTERS OF THE B.C. MAINLAND (refer to AGGV66)
PAINTING '66 - VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL AWARD EXHIBITION (refer to BCA66)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Brief biography, includes info from 1961 "document from artist".
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
5 references cited for Alexander.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
2 references to Alexander
Email correspondence with Renee Alexander, daughter, November - December 2010.
Interview with Renee Alexander, daughter, North Vancouver, December 15 2010
Interview with Renee Alexander, daughter, North Vancouver, March 2 2011
Visit to HMCS Discovery March 22, 2013
Gift of R.S. Alexander and Irene Cattelle Porter collection from Renee Alexander, 2021
"Special Show at Art Gallery"
Vancouver Sun, July 6 1939
"Other works accepted include: ... a self-portrait in oils by R.S. Alexander ..."
From "Western Artists Capture Interest At Toronto Show" by Palette
Vancouveer Province, November 20 1941
" ... together with oil and watercolour paintings by ...
R.S. Alexander ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark" by Palette Vancouver Province, May 16 1942
"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected (BCSFA) members include ... R.S. Alexander ..."
From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition" by Palette Vancouver Province, May-June 1942
"Portraits this year are numerous and unusually effective. R.S.
Alexander has painted in dashing colors a large composition of a girl, lacking
in pictorial structure but carried out with gusto and the glow of exuberant youth."
From "Colorful Display Presented In Exhibition By B.C. Artists" by Palette
Vancouver Province, September 19 1942
"Marjorie Harford (sic) and A. Alexander
(sic) contribute portraits in oil which rank high in general proficiency."
From "B.C. Artists Evading War's Responsibility" by Mildred Valley Thornton
Vancouver Sun, September 26 1942
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... R.S. Alexander ... "
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers" by Palette Vancouver Province, July 7 1943
"Other artists showing creditable work are ... R.S. Alexander ... "
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944