Saul Steinberg

'Saul Steinberg: Drawing, Looking, Living'

The SCAD Museum of Art celebrates the ingenuity and spirit of famed artist Saul Steinberg (b. 1914, Râmnicu Sărat, Romania; d. 1999, New York), presenting a selection of his drawings, prints, and sculptures generously gifted to the museum by The Saul Steinberg Foundation. Steinberg is perhaps best known for his drawings that were published in The New Yorker throughout the mid-to-late 20th century. This exhibition illuminates the artist’s process, focusing on his extraordinary ability to communicate complex ideas through accessible pictures. Works from across Steinberg’s prolific career are organized in vignette displays that trace the development of his visual vocabulary and demonstrate the emotive power of his linework. Made in response to the artist’s own turbulent contemporary moment, yet expressed with flair, a zest for life, and a sense of humor remarkably intact, each work on view is a creative feat that continues to inspire and profoundly resonate today.

Signature image for Saul Steinberg exhibition
Saul Steinberg, exhibition poster for "Steinberg" at Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1977, 62 x 47 in. SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection, gift of The Saul Steinberg Foundation.

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Credits

Saul Steinberg: Drawing, Looking, Living is organized by SCAD Museum of Art assistant curator Brittany Richmond and presented as part of SCAD deFINE ART 2024.

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