Eugenie Sellers Strong

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Eugenie Sellers Strong, 1890 portrait by Constance Phillott

Eugenie Strong (née Sellers) (1860–1943) was a British art historian, and from 1905-1925 Assistant Director of the British School at Rome. Educated at Girton College, Cambridge, in 1890 she became the first female student admitted to the British School at Athens; she continued art historical studies in Germany under Adolf Furtwängler. In 1897 she married art historian Sandford Arthur Strong. She contributed to the catalogue of the 1903 Burlington Fine Arts Club "Greek Art" Exhibition, and wrote several books on classical art and sculpture.


  • 1895, Adolf Furtwängler, Eugenie Strong (editor and translator), Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art, 2010, ISBN 9781108017121.


  • Dyson, S. 2006. Eugenie Sellers: Portrait of an Archaeologist.
  • Toynbee, J. M. C. 2004. Strong [nee Sellers], Eugenie (1860–1943). rev. Stephen Dyson. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [Online].