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Alix Strachey

(1892-1973), Psychologist and translator; wife of James Strachey

Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence)

Sitter in 32 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Born in New Jersey to the British painter Mary Florence and an American father, Alix Strachey became a principle figure of psychoanalysis and translator of Sigmund Freud's works. After studying modern languages at Newham College at the University of Cambridge, Strachey lived with her brother Philip Florence and was introduced to the Bloomsbury Set and her future husband James Strachey. A move to Vienna in 1920 encouraged the couple to undergo psychoanalysis and they became practising analysts themselves. Freud asked them to translate his works and the twenty-four volumes remain the definitive English translation of his work today. Strachey was also instrumental in encouraging Melanie Klein to explore her therapeutic techniques and theories in London.

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Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13108

Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey

by Unknown photographer
sepia-toned bromide print, mid 1930s
NPG x13108

Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x129608

Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey

by Unknown photographer
postcard enlargement, mid 1930s
NPG x129608

Alix Strachey, probably by James Beaumont Strachey - NPG Ax131215

Alix Strachey

probably by James Beaumont Strachey
snapshot print enlargement, mid 1930s
NPG Ax131215

Alix Strachey, probably by James Beaumont Strachey - NPG x38540

Alix Strachey

probably by James Beaumont Strachey
snapshot print enlargement, 1936
NPG x38540

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38542

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x38542

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38541

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x38541

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x24024

Mary Sargant-Florence; Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG x24024

Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x24016

Alix Strachey; James Beaumont Strachey

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, August 1946
NPG x24016

Alix Strachey, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17955

Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
bromide passport photograph, 1966
NPG x17955

Alix Strachey, by Ray Strachey - NPG D232

Alix Strachey

by Ray Strachey
oil on board, late 1920s or early 1930s
NPG D232

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Alix Strachey

by Unknown photographer
sepia-toned bromide print, 1936
NPG x87588

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