British painter Alexander Rossi was born on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1840. His father, Dr Mark Rossi, was one of the three judges that controlled the British owned Ionian Islands. While in Preston, England in 1866 he met his future wife and decided to stay in England. A successful artist of his time he exhibited 66 times at the Royal Academy at the Between 1871 and 1903. Rossi most popular work dealt with children and families. Rossi passed away in 1916.