Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
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Interview of Saul Steinberg conducted by Grace Glueck for the Archives of American Art. Steinberg discusses his travels in Ethiopia and Kenya; early paintings in America; politics and art in the 1960s; pyramids and the masonic movement; his own mythology; painting and drawing techniques; and his writings.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Saul Steinberg, 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a painter and cartoonist from New York, N.Y.
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001