Carol Sturm


Carol Sturm (1949-2022) was a long time Artist Member, Letterpress Printing Instructor, and former Board Member of Center for Book Arts.

A letterpress printer and bookmaker for over 23 years, Sturm was an instructor in these areas starting in 1980. In 1979 Nadja Press was founded, Sturm’s press which produces limited edition books of contemporary literature and art found in numerous private and institutional collections here and abroad. Over the years Nadja Press published works with Alex Katz, James Merril, Howard Nemerov, Ezra Pound, James Purdy, and Dorothea Tanning.

Carol Sturm organized these exhibitions at Center for Book Arts

Literate Letterpress
An exhibition of finely printed editions of works by contemporary authors.

Carol Sturm printed chapbooks

Fox Luck by James Haug

View Nadja Press Books in Center for Book Arts’ Collections

By Al Lebowitz’s Pool by Howard Nemerov

Japan: Prose of Departure by James Merrill

Lullaby:The Comforting of Cock Robin by W.D. Snodgrass

Carol Sturm’s work was exhibited in:

Fall Forward
an exhibition featuring current faculty

Masters of the Craft
works by instructors of book arts

Guiding Hands
Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show

1991 Spring/Summer Faculty Show

Book Arts in the USA
an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America

Celebrating 15 Years
new works by Artist Members

Printers in Residence
the work of six presses and one bookbinder at The Center for Book Arts

1998 Member Exhibition

Fun & Games
the 1988 annual Artist Members Exhibition

Literate Letterpress
an exhibition of finely printed editions of works by contemporary authors

New Work
the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition

Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
an exhibition at The New York Public Library

Book Makers
Center for Book Arts first five years

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