Sasha (Alexander Stewart)(1892-1953), Photographer
Artist associated with 68 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.
by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 27 May 1925