Antonin Sterba (1875-1963)
Antonin Sterba, portrait painter. Studied at the School of the Art Institute and the Art Academy, Chicago. After receiving the Gold Medal of Honor at the Art Academy, he studied for several years in Paris. He was on the faculty of the Art Institute beginning in 1910. He exhibited portraits at various galleries; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy at Philadelphia, Art Institute, Chicago, etc.
His portraits are noted for strong characterizations, dignity and harmony. Mr. Sterba's ability to paint quickly is made possible through years of study. The artist was a member of the All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts.
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