Artist: Lena Alexander

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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Moved to Kirkcudbright, 1939; Studio, 47 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, 1952; 17 Castle Street, 1957; Greengate Close, 1964; 40 Castle Street, 1965.


Glasgow School of Art; Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy (1); Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts


Dorothy and Miles Johnston


Lena Alexander (exhibition catalogue) 1981, Daniel Shackleton, Edinburgh.  Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists’ colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000.  Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006.




Lena Alexander painted flowers, portraits, and views of Paris and Venice in pastel and sometimes watercolour.  She was a member of Scottish Society of Women Artists.


Stewartry Museum file contains photo of artist in studio.  Lena moved to Kirkcudbright in 1939 and was one of the last surviving members of the Kirkcudbright School.


Stewartry Museum has her portrait of Jessie M King and a portrait of her by A. Livingstone.  Exhibition catalogue (see bibliography) contains: Number 17 Houses, Kirkcudbright, pastel, 14 by 20 in.  Her married name was Mrs Lees Duncan.


Harbour Cottage Trust (HCT) has her self portrait.