1946

Frequent meetings in New York with a group of artists, designers, architects, and authors, many of them émigrés like himself, including Tino Nivola, Alexander Calder, Bernard Rudofsky, Leo Lionni, Marcel Breuer, and Le Corbusier. Through Richard Lindner, meets German émigré photographer Evelyn Hofer, who becomes a good friend and will photograph ST at regular intervals throughout his life.

Portrait of Bernard Rudofsky, c. 1944. Photostat, 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. The Bernard Rudofsky Estate, Vienna.
Portrait of Bernard Rudofsky, c. 1944. Photostat, 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. The Bernard Rudofsky Estate, Vienna.
Portrait of Alexander Calder, 1946. Ink on paper, 14 ½ x 11 ½ in. Calder Foundation, New York.
Portrait of Alexander Calder, 1946. Ink on paper, 14 ½ x 11 ½ in. Calder Foundation, New York.

Begins producing designs for fabrics and wallpapers (into the early 1950s). New Yorker drawings as well as drawings for other magazines continue, as does work for advertising agencies.

Views of Paris, 1946-49. Silk textile for Patterson Fabrics. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Views of Paris, 1946-49. Silk textile for Patterson Fabrics. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Drawing published in The New Yorker, April 6, 1946.
Drawing published in The New Yorker, April 6, 1946.
Drawing and collage accompanying the article “Soap Opera.” Fortune, March 1946.
Drawing and collage accompanying the article “Soap Opera.” Fortune, March 1946.
Advertisement for D’Orsay perfume, published in The New Yorker, May 4, 1946.
Advertisement for D’Orsay perfume, published in The New Yorker, May 4, 1946.

June, in Provincetown with Hedda.

September 10-December 8, selected for “Fourteen Americans” exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fellow exhibitors include Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell, Theodore Roszak, and Mark Tobey.

July-December, based in Paris, also travels in England, Italy, and Germany. Aldo Buzzi visits him in Paris. Begins his friendship with photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who introduces him to Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

Sartre, 1946. Pencil on paper torn from sketchbook, 12 x 9 in. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Sartre, 1946. Pencil on paper torn from sketchbook, 12 x 9 in. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Aldo in Paris, 1946. Ballpoint pen on paper, 12 ½ x 9 ½ in. Collection of Marina Marchesi and Franco Salghetti-Drioli.
Aldo in Paris, 1946. Ballpoint pen on paper, 12 ½ x 9 ½ in. Collection of Marina Marchesi and Franco Salghetti-Drioli.

As a pictorial reporter for The New Yorker, goes to Nuremberg in August to cover the war crimes trials. After a brief stay, abandons the project.

October, in Berlin. Makes drawings of postwar military life that will appear in a New Yorker portfolio.

From the “Berlin” portfolio, The New Yorker, March 29, 1947.
From the “Berlin” portfolio, The New Yorker, March 29, 1947.

Returns to Paris; back in New York by Christmas. Rents a studio at 107 East 60th St.


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