Hortensia Alexandre was born in Santiago, Chile in 1892 and passed away in the same city in 1957. She was a student of Pedro Subercaseaux and Fernando Alvarez of Sotomayor. Her early work "The Gitanilla" was well received and enabled a scholarship to Paris where she spent studying fine art as an independent student. She was an active associate of the National Company of Fine Arts in Chile, from 1921 until her death.


  • Painting

Honorable Mention in Parlor Independence of Paris, 1917; 3ª Medal National Parlor 1922; 2ª Medal National Parlor 1934; Prize Honor (Municipal Medal) Illustrious city Hall of Valparaíso 1944; Great Prize of Bicentenary Honor of Curicó 1941.

  • Drawing

Honorable mention 1925.

  • Sculpture

3ª Medal by work "Bust of my Father. Public works. Monument to Docile of Velasco - parade ground of Curicó. Bas-relief "Liberator Bernardo O'Higgins", parade ground of flax fields.