Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1914-1999

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Date of Work

1974

Medium

Lithograph and screen print with debossing in colors

Edition #

71/100

Collection/Provenance

Published by The Committee to Endow a Chair in Honor of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996) at Columbia University.

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Artist Bio

Born in Romania, Steinberg was best known as an illustrator and was acclaimed especially for covers and drawings appearing in The New Yorker and other magazines for over a half century. Although best remembered for his commercial work, Steinberg also produced paintings, drawings, collages, prints, and sculptures, and he exhibited them internationally.

Married to Abstract Expressionist painter Hedda Sterne, Steinberg exhibited his work in group shows with prominent fine artists of his day—including Robert Motherwell, whose work is included in the For Meyer Schapiro print portfolio along with Steinberg’s.

Additional Information

This artwork is from a portfolio of original prints published in recognition of Meyer Schapiro (1904-1996), a distinguished art historian who was very much appreciated by major contemporary artists of his day.

In 1974, a committee was formed to establish a Chair in Art History at Columbia University in Schapiro's honor. The portfolio, published in an edition of 100, was produced to raise funds to support the Chair. UND’s set of portfolio prints are numbered 71/100.

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