Albert Sterner (1863 – December 16, 1946) was an American illustrator and painter.
Sterner was born in London, and attended King Edward's School, Birmingham. After a brief period in Germany, he eventually moved to the United States in 1879 to join his family who had previously moved to Chicago. He soon began doing lithography, painting, and illustrations. He opened a studio in New York in 1885 and began doing illustrations for magazines including Harper's Magazine, Scribner's Magazine, The Century Magazine, and Collier's. In 1888 he became a student at Académie Julian in Paris. He returned to the United States in 1918.
Sterner's awards include the Carnegie Prize at the National Academy of Design in 1941.
His New York Times obituary stated that he was perhaps best known for his portraits, but "he was also noted for his nudes, religious subjects, landscapes, still-life work and, in his earlier days, his book and magazine illustrations."
- "Singular Impressions: Albert Sterner". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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- "Instructors and Lecturers - Past and Present". Art Students League. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
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- "Albert Sterner, Noted Artist, 83; Portraitist, Lecturer, Teacher of Art Is Dead--Won Many Awards at Exhibitions Contributor to Magazines Wrote on Art Subjects". New York Times. 17 December 1946.
- Flint, Ralph. Albert Sterner: his life and his art (1927)
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- Exhibition of paintings by Albert Sterner (1909), via archive.org (no photographs, only a list of works)