John Alexander (born October 26, 1945, in Beaumont, Texas) is an American painter. Alexander studied art at Lamar University in Beaumont and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After teaching at the University of Houston from 1971 to 1978, he moved to New York.
Alexander’s work is influenced by his affection for the southern landscape. A painting called Lost Souls depicts Alexander’s cast of characters; various masked politicians, religious figures, skeletons, monkeys, and creatures, adrift in stormy waters. Alexander’s work ranges from the beautiful to the macabre. His thick paint and forceful linework is often the unifying trait throughout his work.