Steig’s birthday

 

The one and only William Steig was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1907 (he died in Boston, October 3, 2007). Steig contributed over 1600 cartoons and 117 covers to The New Yorker in his 73 years with the magazine.

Speaking of Steig to The New York Times in 2007,  Lee Lorenz, former Art editor of The New Yorker, said that “because of him ‘the next generation of artists felt a freedom they never had before.'”

 

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