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Harry Sternberg Art

American, 1904-2001

Harry Sternberg was an American painter, printmaker, muralist, lithographer and educator. He was born in New York City on July 19, 1904. He studied at the Art Students League of New York, graphics with Harry Wickey. During the Depression, he was a Works Progress Administration artist and his murals are in post offices in Chicago as well as Chester and Sellersville, Pennsylvania. In 1936, Sternberg was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for creating a series of drawings, prints and paintings showing the principal American Industrial and agricultural occupations. He confined his investigations to the coal and steel industries of eastern Pennsylvania, immersing himself for several months in the lives of the coal miners in Mahanoy City. When he returned to New York, he made a series of 11 prints that emphasized the bleak lives and dangerous work of the miners. Sternberg wished to point out the dangers of working in the mines, the diseases caused by the inhalation of coal dust, mine collapses and maiming dynamite accidents that would result in such mutilations. From 1934–68, he taught painting and graphics at the Art Students League of New York, from 1942–45, graphics at the New School for Social Research and 1959–69, he was the head of the Art Department in the Idyllwild School of Music and Art at the University of Southern California. He wrote several books on graphics including silk screening, etching and woodcutting. Sternberg died on November 27, 2001, in Escondido, California.

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Artist: Harry Sternberg
Enough
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Enough Aquatint, 1947 Signed in pencil lower right (see photo) Publisher: Associated American Artists, NY Edition: 250 (unnumbered) $200 Purchase Prize winner, AAA National Fine Prin...
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1940s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Aquatint

Modernist Rabbi Judaica Painting on Gold Background
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Surfside, FL
A contorted Rabbi looking upward is depicted in a naive, and almost child-like manner. Vibrant colors, and gestural brushstrokes fill the composition, enhancing the flatness of the f...
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20th Century Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Acrylic, Illustration Board

“The King”
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Southampton, NY
Original 1965 oil on masonite painting of a king on his throne with embellishments of gold and silver leaf by the well known American artist, Harry Sternberg. Signed lower right. Ci...
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1960s Post-Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Gold Leaf

“The Queen”
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Southampton, NY
Original 1965 oil on masonite painting of a queen on her throne with embellishments of gold and silver leaf by the well known American artist, Harry Sternberg. Signed lower left. Ci...
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1960s Post-Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Gold Leaf

Television #2, WPA Figurative American Modernism Realism Mid-Century Color Field
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
Television #2, WPA Figurative American Modernism Realism Mid-Century Color Field Harry Sternberg (1904 - 2001), Television #2, 1949, Oil on canvas, Signed lower right; signed and ti...
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1940s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Canvas, Oil

Harry Sternberg, (Chasing) Girlfriends, from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, Whitney and ACA, from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, Mount Zion Cemetery, from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, Commercial High School from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, Girlfriends, from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Modernist Rabbi In Synagogue Judaica Watercolor Harry Sternberg
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Surfside, FL
Harry Sternberg, artist, teacher, and political activist was born in New York City's lower east side in 1904. He was the youngest of eight children born to his mother, a hungarian im...
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20th Century Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Ink, Watercolor

Harry Sternberg, (California Characters) from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, A. S. L (Art Students League) from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

Harry Sternberg, Wildlife in the Lower East Side from My Life in Woodcuts, 1991
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
In 1991 Harry Sternberg published a book with Brighton Press, San Diego. It was My Life in Woodcuts. At the time it was the only known woodcut autobiography. The deluxe editions of...
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1990s American Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Woodcut

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RAPHAEL SOYER & MODEL
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