Saul Steinberg

Serpentine South Gallery 17 Jan — 25 Feb 1979 Free

The Serpentine Gallery held the first retrospective of Saul Steinberg’s work in Britain.

Steinberg (1914-99) was a Romanian-born artist and illustrator who studied in Milan in the late 1930s. As a Jew, he fled Italy in 1940 for the USA, where he became celebrated for his many iconic covers for the New Yorker magazine and began exhibiting in museums and galleries.

The Serpentine exhibition included over 150 works, ranging from drawings and watercolours to collages, masks, and tables, covering 30 years of the artist’s career.


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