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F. MATTHIAS ALEXANDER PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY

F. Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) was the developer of what today is called the Alexander Technique. Below you will find several photographs of Alexander taken at different stages in his career. At the bottom of this page, you will find a short video clip of Alexander teaching. A short video showing Alexander and some students on his first teacher training course can be seen here. A great many additional photos can be seen here

A portrait of Alexander at a young age, probably taken in Australia, before he left for England

Alexander and his dog, a photo taken by M. L Barstow in 1932 Click here for hight-resolution version.

 

Photo of Alexander taken in Australia before he left for England.

Photo of Alexander on the beach - unknown date.

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Photo of Alexander taken in Australia, 1894

Photo of Alexander, 1910

 

Alexander giving a lesson to a child taken in America in the 1940s

Alexander (right) giving a lesson to Professor John Dewey, the philosopher, sometimes known as "the father of American Education"

Alexander walking, taken in America in the 1940s

Formal portrait of Alexander

 

Alexander teaching a student

Alexander teaching a child, taken in
America in the 1940s

 

Photo of Alexander taken towards the end of his life

Another photo of Alexander with Professor John Dewey, taken in New York in 1916

 

Alexander teaching a student

Portrait of Alexander, taken towards the end of his life

 

Alexander teaching a student - Irene Stewart

Portrait of Alexander taken towards the end of his life

 

Photo of Alexander - Unknown date

Photo of Alexander Teaching - Unknown date

Photo of Alexander examining a Birdcage - unknown date

Photo of Alexander, 1920

Alexander reading "The Nature of Disease up to Date" taken at his home at Ashley Place. The portrait was made in 1949 for his 80th birthday. In december 1947. Alexander suffered a stroke which partially paralized his left side. He used his Technique to recover fully from the stroke and the photo illustrates stages in his recovery.

Photo of Alexander, taken around 1910

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Photo of Alexander and his wife Edith, unknown date

Sketch of Alexander made towards the end of his life.

Photo of Alexander riding a horse,
unknown date.
Photo of Alexander, unknown date

Alexander and children - Probably taken during World War II in Massachusetts

 

Oil painting of Alexander by Ruth Beardmore. More details and copyright information can be found here: learningmethods.com/alexanderpainting.htm 
Photo of Alexander, 1910
 
F. M. Alexander Teaching - Unknown Date

Mini-section from a six-minute movie of Alexander teaching
made towards the end of his life.

A very nice photo of Alexander is available at the National Library of Australia Picture Catalogue A great many additional photos can be seen here

About 170 photos of Alexander have been posted by STAT. If you have any photos of Alexander you'd like to see posted here, or have additonal information about the photos on this page, please let me know: Email Contact

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