Maurice Sterne

born Libau, Latvia 1878-died New York City 1957
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Maurice Sterne at work in his studio, 1930, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0099136
Libau, Latvia
New York, New York, United States
  • American

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)