At first, I didn’t think I was going to get much inspiration from Harry Sternberg. Don’t get me wrong, I do like social realism. It’s just that I feel I’ve made enough cards inspired by farms and factories as presented by social realists. Then I found some of his work at the Whitney’s website. The man was undoubtedly Sketchy — in the surrealistic Sketchy Spaces sense, of course. You can also see some of his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.
Mr. Sternberg painted three post office murals: Chicago: Epoch of a Great City (Chicago, Illinois), The Family Industry and Agriculture (Ambler, Pennsylvania), and Carrying the Mail (Sellersville, Pennsylvania).