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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
original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1953 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1953 Spr...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1955 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, and published by the Artists Equity Association of New York in an edition of 2000...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1951 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1951 Spr...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1956 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1957 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

original lithograph
By Harry Sternberg
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph was printed in 1957 for the "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 19...
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1950s Harry Sternberg Art

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Lithograph

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 figure. 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 immigrant, and his father, an immigrant from Russia, . His passion for art came early; by age 12 he had begun saturday art classes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Sternberg continued to advance his formal art education through 1922, studying at at New York's prestigious Arts Students League alongside Raphael Soyer, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and other notables of the day. His career as a professional artist began in 1928 when he consigned a group of his early prints with the dealer Frederick Keppel in New York. In 1933 he returned to the Art Students League of New York as an instructor, where he taught etching, lithography and composition, continuing to teach there for over 34 years. During the Great Depression he was a WPA artist, and his murals are in post offices in Chicago, Chester and Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Sternberg came to national prominence as a printmaker, painter, and muralist, in the Depression era and during World War II. Sternberg was an acclaimed member of a vital generation of American artists dedicated to exposing social injustices and offering support for an egalitarian society. His interest in the plight of American workers...
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20th Century Modern Harry Sternberg Art

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Acrylic, Illustration Board

“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

“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

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, 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, (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, 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, 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

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

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CENTRAL PARK
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