The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hedda Sterne, America's Last Original Abstract Expressionist and Sole Woman in the Group, Dies
Hedda Sterne (1910-2011), “New York, NY, no. X,” 1948. Oil on canvas, 31 ¾ x 45 ½ in., 80.6 x 115.6 cm.
NEW YORK, NY.- Clara Diament Sujo and collaborators at CDS Gallery announced that the artist HEDDA STERNE passed away yesterday at the age of 100.

Up to the last minutes of her long and illustrative life, she was lucid about her work and felt rewarded by the recent acquisition of her painting by The Tate Modern in London.

Notable for being the sole woman included in the famous 1951 Life Magazine photograph of The Irascibles by Nina Leen [see attached], Hedda Sterne worked alongside such celebrated artists and colleagues as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Clifford Still, amongst others.

She was the last surviving member of the group, and put forth an active and vast oeuvre that spanned over 70 years. Her last public exhibition held at CDS Gallery in November - October of 2008, Drawing Friends: Hedda Sterne's Portraititis,”focused on an enduring aspect of her career.

Hedda Sterne’s steady concern with portraits revealed a different side from the styles observed in her varied approaches to painting. Sterne’s subjects have included, among others, her husband the artist Saul Steinberg, art critics Harold Rosenberg and Dore Ashton, and artists Elaine de Kooning and Joan Mitchell.

The works in Drawing Friends: Hedda Sterne's Portraititis provided a glimpse into the close relationships shared with her friends through the intimacy of pencil on paper reflecting her brilliance and sensitivity as a person, an artist, and a friend.





Today's News

April 10, 2011

Show at Museum of Fine Arts Shows Dale Chihuly's Glass of Inspiration Never Half Empty

Frank Stella Appears in New Masters Series at Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Exhibition Includes Works by Calder and Large-Scale Sculpture by Seven Contemporary Artists

19th Century European Art Including an Important Collection of Sculpture at Sotheby's New York

Brooklyn Museum Announces First Large-Scale Exhibition of American Art of the 1920

Hedda Sterne, America's Last Original Abstract Expressionist and Sole Woman in the Group, Dies

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Opens Jaume Plensa's First Major UK Exhibition of Sculpture

Imperial War Museum in London Explores Achievements of Female War Artists

Exhibition of Work by Prominent South Asian Artist Rashid Rana at Lisson Gallery

Bocas de Ceniza: The Film and Media Art Goetz Collection in Munich's Haus der Kunst

Groundbreaking Held for The Edward M Kennedy Institute Designed by Rafael Viñoly

Edward Burtynsky: Oil at the Royal Ontario Museum's Institute for Contemporary Culture

Solo Exhibition by the New York Artist Liam Everett at Paul Kasmin Gallery Project Space

Salvador Dalí's Iconic Alice in Wonderland Sculpture Makes Its Debut Appearance in the UK

Comprehensive Retrospective of the Acknowledged Japanese Master of Porcelain, Fukami Sueharu

Handle with White Gloves: The Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue Brings Over $4 Million

Swann Galleries Announces Auction of Old Master through Modern Prints Sale

De Hallen Haarlem Presents Recently Acquired Video Works by Klara Lidén, Artur Žmijewski and Jakup Ferri

Acclaimed American Photographer Ryan McGinley Exhibits at Galerie Gabriel Rolt

California Love: More than 70 Years of Napa Wines to Highlight June Auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site