Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States)

Alexander Pope Jr. was born in 1849 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to a lumber family. He grew up working with his father, and taught himself how to carve wood. Pope briefly studied painting and technique with Boston artists William Copley and Walter Rimmer, but was mostly self-taught. Pope began his career as a wood carver, sculptor, and painter, depicting game birds, hunting dogs, and other animals. Pope is best known for his trompe l’oeil still life depictions, which create an illusion of depth in a two dimensional work. He is credited with popularizing the tromp l’oeil style in American art. Pope’s work is featured in many prominent collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the White House.


Alexander Pope Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
ALEXANDER POPE, JR. (American, 1849-1924) Pointer with Pheasant Oil on canvas 38-1/2 x 50 inches (97.8 x 127 cm) Sig
ALEXANDER POPE, JR. (American, 1849-1924)Pointer with PheasantOil on canvas38-1/2 x 50 inches (97.8 x 127 cm)Sig...
Lot 79189
Auction 5035
Thursday, May 27, 2010
ALEXANDER POPE, JR. (American, 1849-1924) Dog with Pheasant and Dog with Duck Polychromed wood relief 20-1/2 x 1... (Tot...
ALEXANDER POPE, JR. (American, 1849-1924)Dog with Pheasant and Dog with DuckPolychromed wood relief 20-1/2 x 1... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 79188
Auction 5035
Thursday, May 27, 2010
ALEXANDER POPE (American, 1849-1924) Family of Quail, 1878 Chromolithograph 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed l
ALEXANDER POPE (American, 1849-1924)Family of Quail, 1878Chromolithograph14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)Signed l...
Lot 63720
Auction 5218
Sunday, June 21, 2015

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