The Portraits of Marcel Sternberger: Icons of the 20th Century

The Portraits of Marcel Sternberger: Icons of the 20th Century

The Exhibition is prolonged until the 24th April

The Portraits of Marcel Sternberger: Icons of the 20th Century features twenty portraits by the once-renowned photographer Marcel Sternberger as well as ephemera from the artist's estate.

Active from the 1930's to the 1950's, Sternberger photographed giants of his generation including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and others. Many of Sternberger's portraits have remained iconic images, part of the photographic consciousness and reproduced across the world. One of Sternberger's portraits of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the basis for the face of the American dime which most of us have used all ofour lives.

The photographs are drawn from both the Marcel Sternberger Archive owned by the 19th Century Shop and Jacob Loewentheil's The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger's Revelations in Photography, published by Skira/Rizzoli in 2016.

Opening reception and gallery talk March 28th 7pm - 9pm

Brunch and gallery talk April 8th 11am-4pm

About Jacob Loewentheil:

Jacob Loewentheil is an author, traveler, antiquarian bookseller, and rare photography dealer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in psychology. Long fascinated by other cultures, he has traveled much of the world, including a year spent circumnavigating the globe. His travels have also taken him across much of the American landscape, from the deserts of New Mexico, to deep in the Florida Everglades, to Alaska's far eastern mountain ranges. His first book, The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger's Revelations in Photography, draws on his academic work and photographic research to explore the work of portraitist Marcel Sternberger through previously unpublished photographs and documents.