English artist; born in London March 8, 1863. He studied at Julien's Académie and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, and in 1881 emigrated to the United States. From 1881 to 1885 he lived in Chicago, occupying himself with lithographic work and scene-painting. Since 1885 he has lived in the city of New York.

Sterner has contributed many illustrations to the magazines; e.g., to "Harper's," "The Century," and "Scribner's Monthly"; and he has illustrated G. W. Curtis' "Prue and I" (which established his reputation as a black-and-white artist); Coppée's "Tales," 1891; "Works of Edgar Allan Poe," 1894; Mrs. Humphry Ward's "Eleanor," 1900; and the same author's "The Marriage of William Ashe," 1905. His oil-painting "The Bachelor" received the bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

  • American Jewish Year Book, 5665 (1904-5), p. 196.
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