Sternberg, Charlotte

Sternberg was born and grew up in Meriden, Connecticut, close to where she still lives and works. In both her commercial art and portraiture, New England has always been a favorite subject. She was trained at the Yale School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1942 with a preference for working in egg tempera. During World War II Sternberg made portrait sketches of convalescing servicemen and in 1961 she was commissioned to paint a portrait of President Dwight Eisenhower. Her later work, highly detailed scenes of idyllic American farmsteads and towns, has been extensively reproduced for calendars and for the American Artists Group "Christmas card" series.
If you enjoy Charlotte Sternburg, you may like the art of Sally Caldwell Fisher and Charles Wysocki.