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Saul Steinberg: A Biography by Deirdre Bair
Saul Steinberg in mask
Saul Steinberg wearing one of his masks, c. 1961. Photo by Inge Morath.
© Estate of Inge Morath/Magnum Photos.


MISSION
The Saul Steinberg Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the artist's Will. Its mission is to facilitate the study and appreciation of Saul Steinberg's contribution to 20th-century art. Through the development of databases, archives, exhibitions, and publications, the Foundation serves as a resource for the international curatorial-scholarly community as well as the general public.

ORGANIZATION
Sheila Schwartz, Executive Director. Board of Directors: Prudence Crowther, Ian Frazier, Megan Fox Kelly; John Hollander, Director Emeritus.

FOUNDATION COLLECTION
Following the provisions of the Will, Saul Steinberg's collection of his own works was divided between the Foundation and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, which also received Steinberg's archives. The Foundation holds the copyrights to Steinberg's artworks and writings.

PROGRAM
All the artworks are entered in the Foundation's database, with images, complete registrarial information, and thematic keys. The Foundation uses this resource as well as other data compilations to assist and encourage students, scholars, and curators in research and exhibition projects. The works owned by the Foundation are also available for inclusion in museum exhibitions.