Oral history interview with Saul Steinberg, 1971

Steinberg, Saul , b. 1914 d. 1999
Painter, Muralist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Cartoonist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Transcript: 17 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.

Collection Summary: Interview of Saul Steinberg conducted by Grace Glueck for the Archives of American Art. Steinberg discusses his travels in Ethiopia and Kenya; early paintings in America; politics and art in the 1960s; pyramids and the masonic movement; his own mythology; painting and drawing techniques; and his writings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a painter and cartoonist from New York, N.Y.

This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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