Stephanie Brody Lederman (American, born 1939)

The Music of Mortal Lives, 2002

Stephanie Brody Lederman, The Music of Mortal Lives, 2002, oil on canvas, 48 x 53 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2003.11.

Stephanie Brody Lederman’s paintings draw viewers in, as American playwright Edward Albee described: “I dropped by an exhibition…the other day...and was drawn at once to a piece by…Lederman. It sprang to my attention—not by size or ostentation or vulgarity, but by its confident, unapologetic, riveting presence… [I]t does not shout, or wave its parts around; it draws one by its concentrated individuality, its wry and touching approach to its touching concerns. The calligraphy, the seemingly childish drawing, the surprisingly apt color choices...define the experience.”