Hedda Sterne Romanian-American, 1910-2011
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Hedda Sterne (born Hedwig Lindenberg) was an artist best remembered as the only woman in a group of Abstract Expressionists known as "The Irascibles" which consisted of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and others. Sterne was, in fact, the only woman photographed with the group by Nina Leen for Life magazine in 1950. In her artistic endavors she created a body of work known for exhibiting a stubborn independence from styles and trends, including Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with which she is often associated.
Sterne has been almost completely overlooked in art historical narratives of the post-war American art scene. At the time of her death, possibly the last surviving artist of the first-generation of the New York School, Hedda Sterne viewed her widely varied works more as in flux than as definitive statements. In 1944 she married Saul Steinberg the Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker.
During the late 1940s she became a member of The Irascible Eighteen, a group of abstract painters who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American painting of the 1940s and who posed for a famous picture in 1950; members of the group besides Sterne included: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko.
Her works are in the collections of museums including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, also in Washington D.C. She turned 100 in August 2010.
Mercedes MatterPaintings and Drawings 1966 - 1986 18 - 30 Jun 2022In our Sag Harbor location “Mercedes’ Matter Paintings and Drawings 1966 – 1986” explores a series of 15 canvases and 15 drawings of Matter’s late period that are harvesting all...Read more
Mark Borghi at Market Art + Design 202112 - 15 Aug 2021Join us in booth B11 at the 2021 Market Art + Design Fair for a selection of Post-War and Contemporary works by Mary Abbott, Norman Bluhm, Alexander Calder, Ed Clark,...Read more
CompendiumA Survey of the last 75 years of Art History; Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Minimalism and Pop Art 11 Aug - 3 Sep 2018Mark Borghi Bridgehampton is pleased to present Compendium, a survey of the last 75 years of Art History; Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Minimalism and Pop Art. This exhibition provides...Read more
Lyrics & FormAbstraction Expressionism and its Influence on Color Field Painters 1 - 31 Jul 2018Mark Borghi is pleased to present Lyrics & Form: Abstraction Expressionism and its Influence on Color Field Painters, in the Bridgehampton gallery. As a reaction away from the gestural...Read more