Alphaeus Philemon Cole Painting Artist

Alphaeus Philemon Cole (July 12, 1876 – November 25, 1988) was an American artist, engraver and etcher. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and died in New York City. He was the son of noted engraver Timothy Cole. At the time of his death, at age 112 years and 136 days, Alphaeus was the world's oldest verified living recognized man. Cole studied art first under Isaac Craig, in Italy, then in Paris from 1892 to 1901 with Jean Paul Laurens and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant at the Académie Julian, and later at the École des Beaux-Arts. In the mid-1890s, he began to produce many vibrant works, mostly various still lifes and portraits. His painting of Dante was exhibited in the 1900 Paris Salon, and more artwork was displayed at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Cole moved to England and married sculptress Margaret Ward Walmsley in 1903. He began to venture into the fields of wood/steel engraving and etching, but these works sold predominantly less than his portraits. He contributed several drawings to the Encyclopædia Britannica. They moved again, to the United States, in 1911.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 12th, 1876
Place of birth
Jersey City
Date of death
November 25th, 1988 at age of 112
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)
Jersey City , New Jersey
pop. 257,342 (2013)


1. Académie Julian Educational Institution

The Académie Julian (French pronunciation: [akademi ʒyljɑ̃]) was an art school in Paris, France.

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People attended Académie Julian connected by profession and/or age

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Art forms 1

Form Contemporaries
born 1866
born 1875
born 1876
born 1882

Written work

1.Timothy Cole

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1935. at New York City


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