Art: Steinberg, Satirist

Top names in the wry gallery of U.S. satiric artists are Thurber, Arno, Bemelmans. By last week the name of Ensign Saul Steinberg, U.S.N.R., was added to the list.

Steinberg was about to go to war, but he would leave behind him a wickedly funny, highly distinctive body of work that augured well for a great postwar career. At Manhattan's Wakefield Gallery, Steinberg was giving his first U.S. one-man show—water colors, tempera and line drawings like the sidesplitting And How Is Business?.

Steinberg's drawings, which have most frequently appeared in The New Yorker, have...

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