Painter, Educator, Lithographer
Collection size: 3.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: The papers of painter, printmaker, and teacher Harry Sternberg date from 1927 to 2000 and measure 3.2 linear feet. The collection documents Sternberg's career as an artist in both New York City and California, and as an art instructor at the Art Students League and the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts through biographical material, letters, personal business records, writings, printed material, photographs, artwork and audio-visual materials.
Biographical/Historical Note: Harry Sternberg (1904-2001) was a painter and graphic artist from New York, N.Y. and Escondido, Calif. Sternberg taught at the Art Students League from 1933 to 1936, where his colleagues included George Grosz and Will Barnet. In 1935, he worked with Stuart Davis and others to organize the American Artists Congress against war and fascism. He is best known for his murals and for his prints. He is the author of "Silk Screen Color Printing," (1942).
The Harry Sternberg papers were donated by Sternberg in several installments from 1967 to 2001.
Funding for the processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Harry Sternberg, 1999 Mar. 19-2000 Jan. 7
- Image Gallery items from other collections related to Sternberg, Harry