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Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951

Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953



Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: Exhibition catalogs and announcements; scrapbooks; and correspondence.
REEL D294: Scrapbooks containing clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work in her art gallery.
REEL 1265: Letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pène du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition catalogs and announcements of the Marie Sterner Galleries.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art dealer; New York, N.Y. Was instrumental in advancing the cause of American Artists in the early 20th century. Opened her first gallery in 1923. Her gallery was eventually bought by Leonard Clayton.


Material on reel D294 donated 1967 by Mr. and Mrs Harold Sterner. Material on reel 1265 lent for microfilming 1977 by Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston; subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington, who donated them to the Portland Museum of Art. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1982 by Stanley Pasternak.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1265: Originals in the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D294 and 1265 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, 1913-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.