Saul Steinberg

BORN: 1914 in Ramnicu Sarat, Romania
DIED: 1999 in New York, New York

Saul Steinberg is best known for his six-decade career as an illustrator for The New Yorker and other prominent publications. Steinberg's relationship with art began in his father’s book binding and printing shop in Bucharest, where he observed the merging of high-art imagery and commercialism—a theme that would later define the style and subject matter of his own art. Fleeing anti-Semitism and fascism, Steinberg made his way to the United States. While in the U.S., he continued to publish his cartoons during and after World War II, and he exhibited artwork internationally as well. His style is marked by an economy of line and wit, learned during his early years at Bertoldo, an Italian humor magazine.

 

Past Exhibition:

     Saul Steinberg  North Carolina  Ink and watercolor on paper 14.5 x 23" SS5

Saul Steinberg
North Carolina
Ink and watercolor on paper
14.5 x 23"
SS5

     Saul Steinberg  General A  Watercolor and rubberstamp on paper 28.75 x 34.75” SS6

Saul Steinberg
General A
Watercolor and rubberstamp on paper
28.75 x 34.75”
SS6

     Saul Steinberg  Still life with Rubber Stamps #1 (Uno, Une, Ein)  Ink and wax crayon on paper 15 x 22.25” SS7

Saul Steinberg
Still life with Rubber Stamps #1 (Uno, Une, Ein)
Ink and wax crayon on paper
15 x 22.25”
SS7

 Saul Steinberg  Railway  Ink and wax crayon on paper 14.5 x 23” SS11

Saul Steinberg
Railway
Ink and wax crayon on paper
14.5 x 23”
SS11