Saul Steinberg, Allegorical voyage, 1965, crayon de couleurs, aquarelle et encre de Chine sur papier76 x 101 cm

Allegorical voyage

Humour is an integral part of the works of Steinberg, with writing and calligraphy (“I am a writer that draws”) very often being based on and accompanying the image and line.

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999)

Steinberg is a Romanian artist, who arrived in the United States during the war years and worked for the The New Yorker magazine which published almost 1200 of his drawings. He was principally a draughtsman, but also an illustrator and scenographer. He intervened as a cartoonist and satirist in an area between invention and pastiche and used all media used for drawing, black and colour pencils, charcoal, watercolour gouache, but also collage.
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