Harold Sterner papers

Collection ID:
Sterner, Harold
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 by Paula Sterner, Harold Sterner's widow.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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