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Sasha (Alexander Stewart)

(1892-1953), Photographer

Artist associated with 67 portraits
Born in Edinburgh in 1892, Alexander Stewart became a professional photographer from 1914, adopting the name 'Sasha'. In 1919 he married his first wife Leila Lewis (c1893-1939) and in the early 1920s established a studio at 9 Hart Street, Bloomsbury, before later opening a studio at 7 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall. In the following decades, Sasha's stage, theatre and society portraits were published regularly in magazines such as The Tatler and The Sketch. A great technical pioneer, Sasha is also remembered for the 'Sashalite' flashbulb which was manufactured by General Electric from 1929. Sasha continued working until the early 1950s, from his last studio at 22 Panton Street, Leicester Square.

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Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart), published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x17035

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart), published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1920s
NPG x17035

Carl Brisson, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28327

Carl Brisson

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x28327

Basil Herbert Dean, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28334

Basil Herbert Dean

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x28334

Reginald Denham, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28335

Reginald Denham

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x28335

Gertrude Elliott, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28340

Gertrude Elliott

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x28340

Isobel Elsom (Isobel Reed), by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28341

Isobel Elsom (Isobel Reed)

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x28341

Sacha Guitry, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28346

Sacha Guitry

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x28346

(Alexander) Matheson Lang, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28349

(Alexander) Matheson Lang

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, mid 1920s
NPG x28349

Bertha Lewis, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x29894

Bertha Lewis

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x29894

William Henry Berry, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28326

William Henry Berry

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 10 October 1922
NPG x28326

Dame Gladys Cooper as Peter Pan, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x38392

Dame Gladys Cooper as Peter Pan

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1923
NPG x38392

Joseph Coyne, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28331

Joseph Coyne

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 19 March 1924
NPG x28331

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge in 'Lido Lady', by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28330

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge in 'Lido Lady'

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 27 May 1925
NPG x28330

Ashley Dukes, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28339

Ashley Dukes

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1925
NPG x28339

Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x34574

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
modern bromide print, 1925
NPG x34574

Ivor Novello, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x36197

Ivor Novello

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1925
NPG x36197

Mimi Crawford, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28332

Mimi Crawford

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1927
NPG x28332

Mimi Crawford, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28333

Mimi Crawford

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 24 June 1927
NPG x28333

Gwen Farrar, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28343

Gwen Farrar

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, July 1927
NPG x28343

Alec Fraser, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x28344

Alec Fraser

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 28 September 1927
NPG x28344

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