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Alexandra York

Alexandra York

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Alexandra is the founding president of American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART), a NYC-based 501 (C) (3) nonprofit educational foundation devoted to a rebirth of beauty and life-affirming values in all of the fine arts.

Internationally published author Alexandra York draws from her multifaceted background to focus on fiction and writing and lecturing on the arts and the culture. She is founding president of American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART), a NYC-based 501 (C) (3) nonprofit educational foundation devoted to a rebirth of beauty and life-affirming values in all of the fine arts; and has a regular Art and Culture column on

In addition to authoring six nonfiction books and three novels, Alexandra was for six years the Editor for ART Ideas, a quarterly arts and culture magazine published by ART. Her magazine and newspaper articles, book and movie reviews, and poetry have appeared in publications as varied as Reader's Digest (Domestic and International), Vital Speeches, The New York Times, USA Today, Vogue, New Woman, Chronicles, The Humanist, The Intellectual Activist, Reason, American Arts Quarterly, American Artist, and Confrontation Literary Journal. In other media, she both wrote and performed a bi-weekly feature on WPIX-TV Channel 11 Evening News in New York and wrote and hosted two different talk shows that tracked the contemporary performing arts for ABC Radio Network.

She has been a guest on many major talk shows, including "Today," "Larry King Live," "To Tell the Truth," "AM New York," "AM Los Angeles," "AM Philadelphia," "Wake-Up Houston," ABC's "Eyewitness News," and hundreds of local and syndicated radio shows. As a performer, she appeared (along with stage and film work) as principal actress in dozens of TV and radio commercials in America and Europe, culminating that aspect of her career in a year-long tour of the U.S. as an exclusive TV spokeswoman for Clairol, Inc. In person, she has lectured extensively at Town Hall Celebrity Series, private organizations, corporations, universities, and exclusive cruise ships.

Alexandra received the 1997 Whiting Memorial Award for "outstanding and continued contribution to the advancement of society" from the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. She serves on the Advisory Council of The Florence Academy of Art in Italy and is listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in America. Alexandra is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Recent Articles and Publications

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February 1, 2018
By Alexandra York
There is anger in this land. There is violence. There is disdain for law. There is hysterical emotionalism.
January 1, 2018
By Alexandra York
New Year resolutions often dissolve quickly. By concretizing values and goals into a written mission and a visual logo, however, we can enjoy a beautiful aide memoire of what’s important to us all year long ... or longer.
December 1, 2017
By Alexandra York
Over the past few decades we have witnessed the best of traditional American values — honesty, independence, excellence, accountability, productivity — being diluted, denigrated, or plainly upended into near oblivion.
October 9, 2017
By Alexandra York
If “average” Americans do not speak up and fight for their rights, our greatest free country in the history of humankind will surely be “transformed” into an elite-powered dictatorship for all.

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