Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a famous American cartoonist and illustrator, born in Râmnicu Sarat, Romania. He studied philosophy for a year at the University of Bucharest, then later enrolled at the Politecnico di Milano, studying architecture and graduating in 1940. Steinberg left Italy after the introduction of anti-Semitic laws in Italy. In 1942, The New Yorker magazine sponsored his entry into the United States. During World War II, he worked for military intelligence, stationed in China, North Africa, and Italy. After the war's end, he returned to work for American publications, merging an encyclopedic knowledge of European art with the popular American art form of the cartoon, to pioneer a uniquely urbane style of illustration. Visit The Saul Steinberg Foundation website.

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