Saul Steinberg
American, 1914-1999
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Selected exhibitions
Talking on Paper,
Pace Gallery
Saul Steinberg: 100th Anniversary Exhibition,
Pace Gallery
Saul Steinberg: 100th Anniversary Exhibition,
Pace/MacGill Gallery

Perhaps best known as the unmistakable illustrator of hundreds of cartoons and a number of covers for The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg made drawings and sculptures that established him as an acute visual chronicler of the modern American psyche. From the single, unbroken flourishes of his smaller cartoons to the dense detail seen in his New York cityscapes, the lines in Steinberg’s illustrations are famously emotive. Steinberg’s mixed-media “Drawing Tables” series (1970s) features his life-size recreations of his wood work tables, which include hand-carved simulations of pens, pencils, brushes, rulers, sketchbooks, and seals.

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