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Untitled XVI by Lucia Stern

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Lucia Stern (1895-1987 American) "Untitled XVI," 1939 Brush drawing with overlay on paper under glass. Signed and dated lower right: Lucia, signed and dated again, titled and inscribed on a piece of board affixed verso. Sheet dimensions: 12" H x 9" W Lucia Stern (neé Martha IDA Lucia Karker), was largely self-taught as a painter and sculptor; her formal training was in music and literature. Stern studied at the Milwaukee Conservatory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Columbia University from 1918-1922. She married Erick Stern, a Milwaukee lawyer, in 1930. Stern served on the board of the Milwaukee Art Institute from 1933 and became a trustee in 1967 when it was the Milwaukee Art Center. She didn't begin to work regularly as an artist until 1935. She became a docent and lecturer at the Milwaukee Art Institute in 1942, continuing in that capacity for the next forty years. Stern was instrumental in beginning the “Touch the Great” and “Women in the Arts” lecture series at the Milwaukee Art Center. Her characteristic approach in painting, lecturing and writing was to borrow styles or quotes from her contemporaries and modify them. Stern was recognized as one of the leading promulgators of non-objective art in the United States. She absorbed the modernist spirit from Picasso and Brancusi, but experimental non-objective and abstract artists such as Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, and Naum Gabo also influenced her. Her work evolved over a fifty-year period and encompassed decoupage, drawing, painting, and sculpture, with an increasing emphasis on three-dimensional works. Stern is remembered primarily for her mixed media works combining stitched lines and cut net with more traditional artistic media, and for her early use of abstract compositions. She is also remembered for her warm, optimistic nature and for her dedication to the arts as an artist and spokesperson. In 1972, Stern was elected “Woman of the Year” by the Friends of Art of the Milwaukee Art Center. (Biography from Museum of Wisconsin Art).

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  • Creator
    Lucia Stern (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)Width: 16.125 in. (40.96 cm)Depth: .88 in. (2.24 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1939
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU907320114242

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