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Saul Steinberg
Date: American artist and cartoonist, 1914–1999
Biography: Saul Steinberg was a cartoonist and illustration artist best known for his work for The New Yorker. Steinberg was born in Romania in 1914 and began studies at the University of Bucharest in 1932. The following year he enrolled as an architecture student in the Politecnico in Milan and graduated in 1940. The artist fled from Fascist Italy in 1941 and arrived in the United States in 1942. Steinberg's first solo exhibition was held at the Wakefield Gallery in 1943 and his work was subsequently exhibited in the Fourteen Americans show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947 and in numerous exhibitions at the Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, and the Pace Gallery. Steinberg worked in a variety of media—drawing, painting, and sculpture—and his subjects range from the populated city to caricatures of 20th century life.