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OSU Museum of Art presents Line of Thought: The Work of Saul Steinberg, July 25–September 30, 2023

Saul Steinberg (American/Romanian born, 1914-1999), Untitled, 1975, Markers, watercolor, colored pencil and pencil on Strathmore paper, Gift of The Saul Steinberg Foundation. 2021.009.062. © The Saul Steinberg Foundation


Presented by Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Saul Steinberg, a Romanian American artist, gained fame for his humorous illustrations in The New Yorker. However, his life was marked by adversity. Facing antisemitism in Romania, his family moved to Milan in 1933 where he worked briefly as an illustrator until Mussolini’s antisemitic ideas forced him to leave. After completing his architectural degree, he sought refuge in the Dominican Republic and began sending illustrations to US periodicals. By the time he arrived in New York City in 1942, his drawings were already a regular feature in The New Yorker. Steinberg became a US citizen and continued collaborating with The New Yorker while exhibiting his art worldwide. In 2021, the OSU Museum of Art received a significant donation of Steinberg’s work, showcased in the Line of Thought exhibition. Line of Thought explores the contrasts between the adversity Steinberg faced and the witty, satirical art he produced.

OSU Museum of Art

Line of Thought: The Work of Saul Steinberg
July 25–September 30, 2023

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