ALBERT STERNER PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
'Albert Edward Sterner started his training at the Art Institute in Birmingham. He studied under Gustave Boulanger, Jules Lefebvre and J.-L. Gérome at the Académie Julian in Paris and went to the USA in 1879, initially as a lithographer and draughtsman in Chicago. In 1885, he founded his own workshop in New York. In 1907, he was appointed chairman of the Society of Illustrators. In 1934, he became a member of the National Academy of Design.
He worked for the press: Harper's, Quiver, Pick-me-up, English Illustrated, Black and White, Life, Scribner's, and illustrated literary works: L'ennui, Madame ! by D. Meunier, Prue and I by G.W. Curtis and Fenwick's Career by Mrs Ward. His style is essentially one of illustration, with a feeling for the hushed lighting of interiors.
He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning an award in 1891 and a bronze medal in 1900 at the Universal Exhibition as well as a gold medal in Munich in 1905.' (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006)