A Finding Aid to the Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery Papers, circa 1910-1951, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stermari
Creators:
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953
Dates:
circa 1910-1951
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1951. The collection contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, and two scrapbooks of clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work at her art gallery.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1951. The collection contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, and two scrapbooks of clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work at her art gallery.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marie Sterner (1880-1953) was an art dealer in New York, New York. She was employed by Knoedler and Co. in 1912 before opening the Marie Sterner Gallery in the early 1920s. Sterner was instrumental in advancing the cause of American artists in the early 20th century. Her gallery worked with George Bellows, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pène du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others. The gallery was eventually bought by Leonard Clayton who later formed the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery.

Administration
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm material lent for microfilming on reel 1265. Reel 1265 contains letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pène du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others. The letters were returned to Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston and were subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington who donated the material to the Portland Museum of Art. The material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Existence and Location of Copies
The scrapbooks are also available on microfilm reel D294 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2020.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbooks were donated in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sterner. The exhibition announcements and catalogs were donated by Stanley Pasternak in 1982.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Marie Sterner and Marie Sterner Gallery papers, circa 1910-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Albert Sterner letters, 1894-1916 and the papers of Marie Sterner's son Harold Sterner, 1929-1978.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, George, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marie Sterner Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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