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Oral history interview with Saul Steinberg, 1973 March 27

Steinberg, Saul, 1914-1999

Muralist, Painter, Cartoonist, Sculptor, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 11 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 33 min. Label on reel container says 1973. This was confirmed by listening to the audio post-digitization. The interview was previously dated 1963. There is no deed in the collection file to confirm date.

Summary: Interview of Saul Steinberg conducted 1973 March 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a painter and cartoonist from New York, N.Y.


These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Saul Steinberg, 1973 March 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.