Sternberg was a pupil of George Bridgeman and Harry Wickey at the
Art Student’s League. He worked for the Graphic Arts Division of
the WPA Federal Art Project in New York City as a supervisor. He
received a Guggenheim Fellowship for creative work in etching and
lithography and taught both at the Art Student’s League from 1933-1967.
He also taught at the New School of Social Research before
joining the Art Student’s League. His work has been shown at the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Whitney Museum of American
Art and the National Academy of Design. In addition, his work was
included in the Fifty Modern Prints exhibit in 1932, 1933, 1934
and 1938. He relocated to California in 1967.