Harold Sterner was an architect/ painter, born in 1895 in New York City. The son of the famous painter/ illustrator Albert Stern and art gallery director Marie Walther Sterner, Sterner blended his ability as an architect with his attraction to surrealism
In 1917 Harold graduated from MIT with a degree in architecture. In 1932 he established his own architectural firm. Painting for Sterner was a means to supplement his income
He exhibited at some pretty impressive galleries: Grand Central Gallery in New York City in the 1940’s; the Julie Levy Gallery also in New York City; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual in 1943 and 1945; the Corcoran Gallery Biennials in 1943 and 1945; at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1943 and the Knoedler Gallery in 1955.