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A Finding Aid to the Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977 | Digitized Collection

Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977

Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Hedda Sterne in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 2,315 images.

Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Digitization of this collection was funded by the Hedda Sterne Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 1.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Hedda Sterne measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1977. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including extensive correspondence from Sterne's second husband Saul Steinberg, the artist known for his New Yorker drawings; writings; exhibition files; printed material; drawings and 3 sketchbooks; photographs and slides of Sterne, her family, and her work; and originals of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's work Lettre A Leon Werth and 4 drawings Saint-Exupéry sent to Sterne.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter Hedda Sterne (1910-2011) lived in New York City and was known for working in many artistic styles, including surrealism and abstract expressionism. Sterne was the only woman in the group of abstract expressionists known as "The Irascibles."

Provenance

Hedda Sterne donated her papers in 1970, 1971, and 1972.

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Funding

Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Digitization of this collection was funded by the Hedda Sterne Foundation.