A BiographyBook - 2012
" From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker 's most iconic artists. he issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on the cover unfolded Saul Steinberg's vision of the world- New York City, the Hudson River, and then...well, it's really just a bunch of stuff you needn't concern yourself with. Steinberg's brilliant depiction of the world according to self-satisfied New Yorkers placed him squarely in the pantheon of the magazine's and the era's most celebrated artists. ut if you look beyond the searing wit and stunning artistry, you'll find one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. Born in Romania, Steinberg was educated in Milan and was already famous for his satirical drawings when World War II forced him to immigrate to the United States. On a single day, Steinberg became a US citizen, a commissioned officer in the US Navy, and a member of the OSS, assigned to spy in China, North Africa, and Italy. After the war ended, he returned to America and to his art. He quickly gained entree into influential circles that included Saul Bellow, Vladimir Naboko
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 732 p. , ill. ; 24 cm.