Saul Steinberg

Romanian American, 1914-1999


In 1933 he studied philosophy at the University of Bucharest before studying at the Reggio Politechnic University of Milan, where he received his diploma in architecture. During his time in Milan, he published satirical cartoons in the review Bertoldo.

He immigrated to the United States where he started to publish drawings in the New Yorker in 1941. He would work with the magazine for almost 60 years, during which Steinberg produced 90 covers, 635 drawings and published closed to 1200 of his works, which helped to elevate his popular graphic language to the level of ne art.

His rst solo exhibition was at the Gallery Wake eld in 1943 in New York. Three years later, he was part of the group exhibition 40 Americans, at the New York Museum of Modern Art , where he exhibited his work alongside Arshille Gorky, Isamu Noguchi and Robert Motherwell.

His work was exhibited numerous times at the Galerie Maeght in Paris.

His most famous work, the cover of the New Yorker from March 29th, 1976 “View of the World from 9th Ave.,” traced a map of Manhattan that referred to a mental geography, placed him amongst America’s most beloved artists, especially to New York residents.

Steinberg’s work can be found in numerous museums and private collections worldwide.