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John St Loe Strachey (1860-1927), Journalist

Sitter in 2 portraits
A left-wing intellectual, author and leading light of the Left Book Club, Strachey had been a member of the Communist Party before serving as Minister of Food under Attlee in 1946. In this post he was responsible for introducing the hated bread ration in that year.

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4795

John St Loe Strachey

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and black and white chalk, 1924
NPG 4795

D4528

John St Loe Strachey

after Sir David Low
print, 1926
NPG D4528