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Lot 6: Albert Sterner - Allegorical Painting
29 October 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: Albert Sterner (1863-1946) important artist born to American parents in London. He studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, France. He emigrated to the USA in 1881, moving first to Chicago and then to New York. Sterner was a noted painter, printmaker, and illustrator. Sterner did illustrations for Harper's and LIFE magazines, as well as several other publications. He was president of the Society of Illustrators (1907-1908) and later taught at the Arts Students League in New York (1918). He received many accolades and awards during his career. Lithography was pioneered in America by Albert Sterner (The Model, c. 1920), who with George Bellows (Parlor Critic, 1921) started the organization Painters-Gravers of America in New York in 1915. This was the first artist group committed to the development of lithography as a fine art medium in America and included artists John Sloan and Edward Hopper. George Bellows was introduced to fine art lithography by Sterner in 1916. Bellows was a quick study and soon became the leading printmaker of the Ashcan School. Offered here is a unsigned oil painting on stretched canvas by Sterner, 16 x 12 in. Framed. Frame in is good condition, however, we do not guarantee the condition of frames. You are bidding only on the painting - the frame is thrown in. This painting does have some condition problems: several small areas with painting loss [stratched - nicks] that are visible in the picture showing here. These can be easily restored. Provenance: Sterner's summer home in Mass.
Condition Report: See description