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Hedda Sterne

(American, 1910–2011)

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Hedda Sterne

Tondo, 1973

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Biography

Timeline

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 - 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.
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
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

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
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
Art Institute of Chicago, "American Artists Paint the City" (group)
1956
Saidenberg Gallery
Vassar College

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)