1938 - 1943

Hedda Sterne called Surrealism “the greatest influence in my life when I was young.” Raised in Bucharest, Vienna, and Paris in the 1920s, Sterne closely followed the post-Dada movements of Constructivism and Surrealism. By the late 1930s and into the 1940s, she was regularly exhibited within the Surrealist context, including the influential “First Papers of Surrealism” organized by Marcel Duchamp and André Breton, and at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery.