Stern was born in New York City
and lives and works in the rich cultural environment of Carnegie
Hill. Her parents encouraged her to paint at a very early
age, and began taking her to the Museum of Modern Art.
This immersion in modern masterpieces set a standard for her work, and
evolved into a lifelong practice of finding inspiration in masterpieces of all
times and cultures.
teenager Pamela studied with Jacob Lawrence. She
has undergraduate and graduate degrees in painting from Queens College
of the City University of New York and the University
of Cincinnati respectively, with
additional studies at the Art Student’s League, the Brooklyn
the University of
Massachusetts, and the
Fashion Institute of Technology.
and operated a successful textile design studio in the fashion business for
twenty four years. She earned a
reputation for having a highly refined eye by her clients, who included
Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Ann Taylor and Federated Department Stores,
and by the designers she represented, whose creations benefited both from her
inspiring direction and the insightful critiques she gave.
involved in the worlds of both fine art and design proved extremely fruitful,
as each was greatly influenced and enriched by the other. Pamela's textile designs were featured
in print and broadcast media and nominated for an industry award. Her
paintings can be found in private collections as well as in that of the Hudson River Museum.