The son of immigrants, Brooklyn-born William Steig (American, 1907–2003) turned an early talent for drawing into a career when he sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker during the Depression. The renowned creator of playfully comic drawings, which spoke to his wryly amusing take on life and human interaction, enjoyed a successful seven-decade association with the magazine. In addition to producing some 1,600 drawings and 117 covers for the New Yorker, Steig also penned and illustrated twenty-five books for children, including the 1990 Shrek!, the inspiration for several animated films.
The four paintings reproduced in this notecard set are from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Contains five each of the following notecards:
Untitled [Couple Exchanging Flirtatious Glances], n.d.
Untitled [Couple Dancing in Woods], n.d.
Untitled [Cow Adoring Lady & Getting Scolded by Farmer], n.d.
Shy Lovers, n.d.