Born 1962, Hazelton, BC
John Alexander is a jewellery artist of Gitksan ancestry. He apprenticed under, and now works with, well-known Northwest Coast artist, Phil Janze.
Alexander's initial introduction to Northwest Coast Native art and design was made by Haida Artist, Don Yeomans. Alexander has also studied Fine Art at Langara College in Vancouver, BC. He first learned sketching and painting, and has since then taken up the art of goldsmithing.
Early in his career, he was fortunate to have as his mentor the late Bud Mintz, who introduced him to the artists who were to have such a strong impact on his training and growth.