Hedda Sterne (American, 2011)

Timeline

1910
Born in Bucharest, Romania as Hedwig Lindenberg
1928
Entered University of Bucharest to study art history and philosophy, but left after a year to do independent study
1932
Married Frederick Sterne
1938
Exhibited in Paris
1941
Fled to New York to escape Nazi persecution; met Peggy Guggenheim
1942
Exhibited with Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian and Marcel Duchamp in "First Papers of Surrealism"; the first exhibition of surrealism in the United States
1944
Divorced Frederick Sterne; became US citizen; married Saul Steinberg
1942–1950
Became the only female member of the Irasible Eighteen who protested The Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy toward American painting in the 1940s; appeared in famous photograph of the group published in Time magazine
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
1960
Sterne and Steinberg separated but remained close friends; began to disengage socially with the art world, and led 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
Suffered stroke; made a remarkable recovery, but her eyesight failed causing her to stop practicing her art
2011
Died on April 8 in New York, NY

Exhibitions

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
1948–1978
Betty Parsons Gallery
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
1967
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
1955–1963
Corcoran Gallery Annual, Washington, D.C. (group)
1954–1961
Art Institute of Chicago Annual (group)
1959
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
1956
Art Institute of Chicago, "American Artists Paint the City" (group)
1956
Saidenberg Gallery
Vassar College
1955
Arts Club of Chicago
1955
Museum of Modern Art, NY (group)
1953
Museo de Arte, SaoPaulo, Brazil
Galleria dell'Obelisco, Rome
1949
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (group)
1945
Mortimer Brandt Gallery, NY
Wakefield Gallery, NY

Literature

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)