Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977

Sterne, Hedda, b. 1910 d. 2011
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.3 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, an interview, writings, drawings and works of art.

REEL144-145: Personal documents; personal correspondence with Saul Steinberg; a transcript of an interview with Sterne, "Art Forgetting Art," by an unidentified person, including catalog forewards and critical material; limited correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, Eugene Berman, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery, including 4 ink drawings of "Little Prince" like characters (17 x 21 cm. or smaller); loose notes and two journals with allusions to art theory, literature, biology, and psychiatry; 3 sketchbooks with a few abstract ink sketches; 163 photographs of Sterne paintings; and an exhibition catalog.

REEL 5028: Writings by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: a 150 p. typescript, "Lettre a Leon Werth," Saint-Exupery's introduction to Leon Werth's 33 Jours, revised and corrected in Saint-Exupery's hand throughout; one carbon typescript of the complete text, without correction or revision; and galley proofs, inscribed by Saint-Exupery to Hedda Sterne, with occasional corrections in his hand and an unidentified hand. [Note: The introduction does not appear in Werth's 33 Jours published in 1992.]

UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Sterne, including one of Sterne dancing with Alexander Calder, Sterne with Saul Steinberg by Irving Penn (1947) and by George Platt Lynes (1944), and one of Sterne by Evelyn Hofer; photographs and slides of her work; a biographical sketch; and a catalog.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Married Saul Steinberg.

Donated by Hedda Sterne, 1970-1983. Writings by Saint-Exupery received with the papers have been cataloged separately.

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