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H. Peter Stern audio visual material documenting Storm King Art Center, 1997-2005

Biographical Note

H. Peter Stern (1928-2018) was chairman, president and co-founder of Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York. Stern was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1940. He received his B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Columbia University's School of International Relations, and his law degree from Yale University in 1954. Four years after receiving his law degree, Stern was approached by his father-in-law, Ralph "Ted" Ogden, and asked to serve as President and Chairman of the Board of his newly created Storm King Art Center. Stern was with Storm King for the remainder of his career, and with the help of several other individuals built an institution of worldwide noteriety.
Storm King Art Center is an outdoor exhibition space with a meticulously cared for landscape that consists of hills, trees, meadows, valleys, sculptures and earthworks. The landscape architect who planned out the initial 200 acres was William A. Rutherford, and it include works by Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Alice Aycock, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more.