PRINTS 1948-1996 

This is a comprehensive exhibition of 25 Saul Steinberg prints made between 1948 and 1996, opening on April 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 P.M., continuing until July 15, 2018. Courtesy of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, the exhibition will serve as a compliment the Cincinnati Art Museum’s recent installation of the 75 foot Saul Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati.  

The artist Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) described himself as “a writer who draws.” Best known for his barbed and brilliant drawings for The New Yorker, he did much more. He executed public murals, designed fabrics and stage sets, was an inventive collagist and printmaker; and turned his magic touch to the fields of painting, sculpture, advertising, and even wartime propaganda. ”

Steinberg was born in Romania. In 1940, he received his degree in architecture. In 1936, he began contributing cartoons to the humor newspaper Bertoldo. Two years later, the anti-Semitic racial laws promulgated by the Fascist government forced him to start seeking refuge in another country. In 1941, he fled to the Dominican Republic, where he spent a year awaiting a US visa. By then, his drawings had appeared in numerous US periodicals.

Steinberg arrived in New York City in July 1942; within a few months he received a commission in the US Naval Reserve. After World War II, Steinberg continued to publish drawings in The New Yorker and other periodicals, including Fortune, Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar. At the same time, he embarked on an exhibition career in galleries and museums. In 1946, he was included in the critically acclaimed “Fourteen Americans” show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibiting along with Archile Gorky, Isamu Noguchi, and Robert Motherwell, among others. Steinberg went on to have more than 80 solo shows in galleries and museums throughout the UC, Europe, and South America. A dozen museums and institutions have in-depth collections of his work, including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut




Active Duty luxor Las Vegas Gogol V
Active Duty, 1978, lithograph, 16 x 19 inches Luxor, 1971, Lithograph on Rives BFK, 14 x 17 1/2 inches Las Vegas, 1995, Etching and aquatint in colors on Rives BFK, 18 x 14 1/4 inches Gogol V, 1984, Etching, aquatint and photoengraving in colors on Rives BFK White, 27 3/8 x 20 inches

North Dakota Nebraska Untitled Untitled
North Dakota, 1986, Etching and drypoint on Rives BFK, 23 1/2 x 28 inches Nebraska, 1966, Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives, 21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches Papaterie, 1973, Lithograph in colors on wove paper, 36 x 32 inches Provincetown, 1984, Etching and drypoint on Rives BFK, 21 3/8 x 25 inches
Tree Bauhaus Ten Women Car Dog  
Tree Bauhaus, 1964, Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK, 22 1/4 x 29 1/8 inches Ten Women, 1996, Etching on Rives BFK, 22 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches Paris Bus, 1948, Lithograph with watercolor on wove paper, 17 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches Untitled, 1966 (circa), Lithograph with colored pencil on beige Arches, 22 x 30 inches  
Tree Bauhaus Ten Women landscapes Preferendum 70  
Untitled (General), 1970, Screenprint on Rives BFK, 20 1/8 x 26 inches Untitled, 1980, woodcut in colors with crayon and colored pencil on wove paper, 11 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches Untitled, 1974, Lithograph and screenprint in colors with rubber stamp on J. Green, 31 1/2 x 23 inches Preferendum 70, 1970, Screenprint on paper, 29 x 23 inches  
Ten Women Ten Women landscapes Dog  
Dancing Couple, 1965-74, Lithograph on Arches with watercolor and colored pencil, 30 x 22 1/2 inches Bleecker Street, 1973, Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK, 24 x 30 inches Legs, 1992, Photo engraving and etching in colors, 21 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches Sphynx, 1984, Etching on Rives BFK White, 21 1/2 x 24 7/8 inches  
rabbit Man in Landscape landscapes Dog  
Rabbit, 1984, etching and photoengraving in colors of Rives BFK, 27 3/8 x 19 7/8 inches Jukebox, 1975, lithograph on paper, 54 7/8 x 47 3/16 inches Museum (#2), 1972, Color lithograph, 20 x 28 inches Speech, 1972, Color lithograph with drawing, Framed: 34 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches  
Man in Landscape, 1975, lithograph on paper, 54 7/8 x 47 3/16 inches