Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg
The 'Ecole de Paris' Float
Graphite, marker, crayon and colored pencil on paper.
14 1/2 x 23 inches (36.8 x 58.4 cm)
Gift of The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
© The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Steinbergʼs vast artistic output, which encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and his legendary cartoons, reflects his architectural training, knowledge of art history and brilliant sense of humor. Born in Romania, Steinberg studied in Milan before growing anti-Semitism forced him to immigrate, first to the Dominican Republic and then to New York. He contributed drawings to several magazines, but it was his work for The New Yorker that would cement his popularity. This satirical representation of an imagined School of Paris float in New York's 1968 St. Patrick's Day Parade appeared in the May 2, 1983, issue of The New Yorker.

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