Hedda Sterne  (American, 1910-2011) 


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Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

CDS Gallery
Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

CDS Gallery
Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

CDS Gallery
Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

CDS Gallery
Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

CDS Gallery
Hedda Sterne, Untitled


Hedda Sterne

Hollis Taggart Galleries
Hedda Sterne, Tondo


Hedda Sterne

Levis Fine Art
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Hedda Sterne, Horizon II


Hedda Sterne
Horizon II, 1963
tempera on canvas


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Hedda Sterne, Composition surréaliste


Hedda Sterne
Composition surréaliste, 1938
photocollage on pencil drawing


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Hedda Sterne, Décalcomanie originale


Hedda Sterne
Décalcomanie originale, 1941
work on paper


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1910   Born in Bucharest, Romania as Hedwig Lindenberg
1928   Enters University of Bucharest to study Art History and Philosophy but finds curriculum limiting and leaves after a year to do independent study.
1932   Married Frederick Sterne
1938   Exhibits in Paris
1941   Barely escaping a massacre of Jews in her apartment building Hedda flees to New York. Meets Peggy Guggenheim through which she meets several artists.
Emigrated to New York, USA, to escape Nazi persecution
1942   Exhibits with Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian and Marcel Duchamp in "First Papers of Surrealism"; the first exhibition of surrealism in the United States
1944   Divorces Frederick Sterne Becomes US citizen and marries Saul Steinberg
1942 - 1950   Became the only female member of the "Irasible Eighteen" who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American Painting in the 1940s, was in famous photograph of the group published in Time Magazine in 1950.
1950   Named one of country's best artists under age of 36 in March 20 issue of Life.
1957   Awarded Second Prize, Art Institute of Chicago Annual
1960   Sterne and Steinberg separate but remain close friends. Begins to disengage socially with the art world and leads an increasingly private life.
1963   Fulbright Fellowship, Studied in Venice
1967   First Prize, Art Institute of Newport Annual
1971   American Academy of Arts & Letters, "Childe Hassam Purchase Award"
1984   American Academy of Arts & Letters, "Hassam and Speicher Purchase Fund Award"
2004   Suffers stroke. Makes a remarkable recovery but her eyesight fails causing her to stop practicing her art.
2011   Dies in New York, NY on April 8th
2006   Uninterrupted Flux: Hedda Stern a Retrospective, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois
Paintings and Drawings From Over 50 Years, CDS Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Hedda Sterne: Forty Years, the Queens Museum, NY
1977   Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey
1975   Lee Ault & Company, NY
1973   Rochester University
Upstairs Gallery, East Hampton
1972   Clinton, NJ
1971   Sneed Gallery
1968   Rizzoli Gallery
1956   Saidenberg Gallery
Vassar College
1956   Art Institute of Chicago, "American Artists Paint the City" (group)
1955   Corcoran Gallery Annual, Washington, D.C., '56, '58, '63 (group)
1955   Museum of Modern Art, NY (group)
1955   Arts Club of Chicago
1954   Art Institute of Chicago Annual, '55, '57, '60, '61 (group)
1953   Museo de Arte, SaoPaulo, Brazil
Galleria dell'Obelisco, Rome
1949   Whitney Museum Annual, '59, '67 (group)
1947   Betty Parsons Gallery, '48, '50 '53, '54, '57, '58, '61, '63, '66, '68, '70, '74, '75, '78
1945   Mortimer Brandt Gallery, NY
Wakefield Gallery, NY
2006    Hedda Sterne; Sarah L Eckhardt; Josef Helfenstein; Lawrence Rinder; Krannert Art Museum.; University of Virginia. Uninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective. (Champaign, Ill. : Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, 2006)
1985    Hedda Sterne; Queens Museum of Art. Hedda Sterne, forty years : the Queens Museum, February 2-April 14, 1985. (Flushing, N.Y. : The Museum, 1985)