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Theresa Bernstein
Sailing Along the Hudson
Oil on board
4 x 6 in.
Theresa Bernstein
Along the Hudson
Oil on board
4 x 6 inches
Theresa Bernstein

(American, 1890-2002)

The only child of Isidore Bernstein and Anne Ferber, Theresa was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art) and the Penn. Academy of F.A. with Daniel Garber, Henry B. Snell and Eliot Dangerfield before moving with her parents to New York City (1911) to study with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League. She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists; North Shore Art Association (last surviving Charter member); Society of American Etchers; Audubon Artists of America; Allied Artists of America; Plastic Club, Philadelphia; Rockport Art Association; Gloucester Society of Artists; Connecticut Academy of Fine Art; Ten Philadelphia Painters; Society of Independent Artists; Whitney Studio Club; Cape Cod Society of Artists; Boston Printmakers Society; Salons of America; Independent Artists. Awards include Shilliard Gold Medal, Plastic Club, Philadelphia (1928); National Arts Club Prize and Clereci Prize, NAWA; Jeanne D’Arc Medal, French Instititute of Arts and Letters (1938); Pennell Prize, Library of Congress (1945); Peterson Award, NAWA (1955); Matson Memorial Award, Rockport AA (1967); Horgan Award, AA, NYC (`975); Clark Memorial Award, NSAA (1977) and the World Culture Prize, Italian Academy of Art (1983). One-woman shows include Syracuse Univ. (1921), Albright-Knox Gallery (1922); Civic Club (NY, 1926); Grand Central Gallery (1930); Uptown Gallery (NYC, 1937, 1940), Montclair Art Museum (1942); Dayton Art Institute (1945); Smithsonian Institution (1948); Columbus Museum of Fine Art, GA (1966); Rockport Art Association (1972); Ogunquit Art Center (ME, 1970); Smith-Gerard, Stamford, CT. (1972); Summit Gallery, NY, (1979); Pierce Galleries, Inc., Hingham, MA, (1984); N.Y. Historical Society (1984);Driscoll & Walsh F.A., Boston (1986); Cape Ann Historical Society (1986); Museum of the City of N.Y. (1990); Stamford Museum & Nature Center, CT (1990); Simmons College (1990); The Crane Collection, Boston (1990); Sragow Gallery, So Ho (1991); The Philadelphia Museum of Judaic, PA (1995) Joan Whalen F.A., NYC (1998); Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1998). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Chicago Art Institute; Baltimore Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Butler Institute of Amer. Art; Corcoran Gallery; Dayton Art Institute; Carnegie Institute; Seattle Art Museum; Toledo Museum; Dallas museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum; Tel Aviv National Museum; Harvard University; Whitney Museum of Amer. Art; Boston Public Library and N.Y. Historical Society. Married William Meyerowitz in 1919. No children. Bernstein died on February 13, 2002 at 111 in New York City.