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Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg

Born in a small town outside of Bucharest, Romania in 1914, Steinberg was one of America’s most beloved artists. His drawings and cartoons appeared in The New Yorker for over sixty years, totaling 85 covers and more than 600 images. View of the World from 9th Avenue is perhaps his most remembered cover, a map depicting the skewed worldview of New Yorkers, in which all areas outside of Manhattan are mere slivers on the horizon. He worked in a wide range of media, employing everything from ink and charcoal to rubber stamps and brown paper bags. Gleefully borrowing from different artistic movement, Steinberg blurred the line between high and low, turning cartoons into fine art.

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