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Harold Sterner papers, 1929-1978

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Creator:
Sterner, Harold
Subject:
Sterner, Marie
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence; 2 drawings of architectural details; lists of works of art and architectural projects; photographs of Sterner, his mother, his friends, and of his architectural projects and paintings; clippings and exhibition catalogs; writings by Sterner, including pages from a diary, autobiographical essays, essays on art and architecture, and an illustrated draft for a children's book, "The Adventures of Desmond the Gooplefish"; and an essay "Harold Sterner" by Gurdon Wattles.
Citation:
Harold Sterner papers, 1929-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Architect, painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1895, died 1976. Son of painter-illustrator Albert Sterner, and art gallery director Marie Walther Sterner. After graduating from M.I.T., 1917, with a degree in architecture, Sterner worked for various firms before starting his own firm in 1932. Although he never received formal art training, he painted sporadically throughout his career, particularly during the depression, when he used painting as a means of earning extra money.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by Paula Sterner, Harold Sterner's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architects
Diaries
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Photographs
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7147
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209281
AAA_collcode_sterharl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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