Hedda Sterne, America’s Last Original Abstract Expressionist and Sole Woman in the Group, Dies

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NEW YORK, NY.- Clara Diament Sujo and collaborators at CDS Gallery announced that the artist HEDDA STERNE passed away yesterday at the age of 100. Up to the last minutes of her long and illustrative life, she was lucid about her work and felt rewarded by the recent acquisition of her painting by The Tate Modern in London. Notable for being the sole woman included in the famous 1951 Life Magazine photograph of The Irascibles by Nina Leen [see attached], Hedda Sterne worked alongside such celebrated artists and colleagues as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Clifford Still, amongst others. She was the last surviving member of the group, and put forth an active and vast oeuvre that spanned over 70 years. Her last public exhibition held at CDS Gallery in November – October of 2008, Drawing Friends: Hedda