The Archive 

This site houses four sketchbooks by artist and teacher Christopher Alexander (1926-1982).

It also hosts interviews with Christopher’s family and former students, and a number of paintings and drawings that were produced by students in his classes. 

All four sketchbooks are reproduced with the generous assistance of Steven Alexander.

For any enquiries please contact:

An Art-Line for Margate

Lucy McGeown and Bradley Higgins were commissioned by The
Margate School to research the life and legacy of Christopher Alexander as part of their project ‘An Art-Line for Margate’.

This project was made possible by the Arts Council England Emergency Support Fund.


We are very grateful to the following people, listed alphabetically, for their contributions to this project:

Arnold Schwartzman OBE, Brian Homewood, Christine Jeffryes, Cathryn Kuhfeld, David Sawyer, Glenis Cheesman, Gregory Alexander, Lydia Thornley, Mick Bray, Martin Lambie-Nairn, Nicholas Addison, Pat Castle, Susan Shaw, Steven Alexander.

Finally, we would like to thank Ania Dabrowska, Francesca Renny, Uwe Derksen and The Margate School for their encouragement and support.

Further Information

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