Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg


Nationality: Romanian

Birth Place: Bucharest (Bucure?ti municipality, Romania)

Saul Steinberg is a name that many people recognize, though they might not know from where. Anyone who's read a few issues of The New Yorker though will certainly recognize his work. During his time working for the publication he created 87 covers, 33 cartoons, and 71 separate portfolios that contained a total of over 400 separate drawings. Over the course of his career just with this one magazine (he worked with others as well over the years), he created over 1,200 separate drawings.

Steinberg was born in Romania in 1914 and educated first at the University of Bucharest and then in Milan before the fascist government put anti-Semitic laws in place. He worked with a number of publications both in Italy as well as abroad, and when he was attempting to secure a U.S. visa, the New Yorker sponsored him, beginning a lifetime relationship between the artist and the magazine. Though he joined the war effort on behalf of the United States, as soon as victory in the second World War was achieved, Steinberg was right back to work creating images and illustrations that made people think and laugh, often at the same time.

Steinberg married abstract expressionist painter Hedda Sterne in 1944 and went on to be featured not just in magazines but also in museums until his death in 1999. Even after his death though, Steinberg's work has been featured in museum and gallery showings due to the quality and the period it represents.


Saul Steinberg Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
SAUL STEINBERG (American 1914 - 1999) Don Quixote, circa 1943 Acrylic on paper 14 x 12 in. Signed lower right
SAUL STEINBERG (American 1914 - 1999)Don Quixote, circa 1943Acrylic on paper14 x 12 in.Signed lower right...
Lot 66309
Auction 7000
Thursday, June 5, 2008
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999) Pyramid No. 4, 1968 Watercolor and rubber stamps on paper 14-3/4 x 22-3/4 inches
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999)Pyramid No. 4, 1968Watercolor and rubber stamps on paper14-3/4 x 22-3/4 inches...
Lot 72063
Auction 5138
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian 1914 - 1999) Passantino Brand No. 92 Ink on music paper 22 x 15-1/2 inches Signed lower rig
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian 1914 - 1999)Passantino Brand No. 92Ink on music paper22 x 15-1/2 inchesSigned lower rig...
Lot 25291
Auction 638
Friday, November 10, 2006
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999) Los Angeles, 1994 Color relief print 18 x 21-1/4 inches (45.7 x 54.0 cm) (sheet)
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999)Los Angeles, 1994Color relief print18 x 21-1/4 inches (45.7 x 54.0 cm) (sheet)...
Lot 63105
Auction 5144
Monday, October 7, 2013
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999) Lady Bird, 1964 Pencil and colored pencil 12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm) Signed
SAUL STEINBERG (Romanian, 1914-1999)Lady Bird, 1964Pencil and colored pencil12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)Signed...
Lot 72064
Auction 5138
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) Tree Bauhaus (variant), 1968 Lithograph with collage, watercolor, and handcoloring on paper...
Saul Steinberg (1914-1999)Tree Bauhaus (variant), 1968Lithograph with collage, watercolor, and handcoloring on paper...
Lot 12122
Auction 191809
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) Untitled (1966), 1996 Ink on silk scarf 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm) Edition of 200 S... (...
Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) Untitled (1966), 1996 Ink on silk scarf 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm) Edition of 200 S... (1)

Auction 191813
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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