The Old Print Shop

Harry Sternberg


Painter, printmaker, educator was born in New York City on July 19, 1904.  He took drawing classes at the Brooklyn Museum of Art before studying at the Art Students League.  Between 1934 and 1967 he taught at the Art Students League in New York.  During those years he also taught at New York University, the New School for social Research, the Idyllwild School, and the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California.  He influenced many students including Sigmund Abeles, Isabel Bishop, Minna Citron, Riva Helfond, Charles Keller, Knox Martin, Karl Schrag and Charles White.  In 1926 he opened his own studio where he worked on etchings and lithographs.  During the 1930’s he painted murals for the WPA and in 1935 he became the technical advisor to the Graphic Art Division of the Federal Art Project.  He moved to Escondido, California after retiring from teaching at the Art Students League.  His work is held in many international museums.