Hedda Sterne (August 4, 1910-April 8, 2011) was a Romanian-born American painter who exhibited early on with the Surrealists and later with the Abstract Expressionists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedda_Sterne
New York, No. 1 by Hedda Sterne
1954 / 83-3/16″x50-1/4″ / Oil on canvas / Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Hedda Sterne on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/hedda-sterne/
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