After a year of studying philosophy at the University of Bucharest, Steinberg enrolled in the Politecnico in Milan as an architecture student and graduated in 1940. Soon after, he came to New York to escape the anti-Jewish racial laws of Fascist Italy. His drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures have been exhibited internationally, but he is best known for his relationship with The New Yorker, having produced almost 90 covers and 1,200 drawings for the magazine over 60 years. Steinberg’s art cannot be confined to a single category or movement; he was a modernist without portfolio, constantly crossing boundaries. He has had over eighty solo shows throughout America and Europe, including a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1978) and another at the Institute for Modern Art in Valencia, Spain (2002).