The Easel

Peter Alexander, who created ethereal worlds out of resin, dies at 81

Alexander studied architecture but wasn’t convinced. Art proved a better fit and, almost immediately, he began making coloured resin sculptures. These works were small and luminous, perfectly suited to “connecting light and space”. Pristine these works may have been, but Alexander saw little commonality with the austere minimalism then prevailing on the US East Coast. Minimalism, he said, is “a crock”.