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Maurice Sterne Portrait

Maurice Sterne Portrait

Maurice Sterne

Born:
Libau, Latvia 1878

Died:
New York, New York 1957

Photo Caption:
Maurice Sterne, 1930, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0099138

Photo Caption:
Maurice Sterne at work in his studio, 1930, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0099136

Biography

Painter and sculptor. He traveled extensively and drew upon his voyages for inspiration; paintings of life in Bali were particularly well received. In 1933 he had a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the first American so honored.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)