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The Art of William Steig

    The Art of William Steig

    The cream of the crop, in the middle part of the 20th century, a New Yorker magazine cartoonist was king of his domain. They had jobs all over the place, from advertising to children’s books. They could do no wrong. William Steig was a the creator of Shrek in the 60’s. His amazing career is chronicled in this great collection of his art that spans from the 30’s till the the end of his life in 2003. A great testament of a wealth of art and inspiration. Newsweek called the "King of Cartoons".

    Known for his brilliant cartoons and award-winning children’s books, William Steig (1907-2003) leaves a legacy that spans much of the twentieth century. This lavishly illustrated book features over 280 of Steig’s drawings, many of them previously unpublished, and examines every aspect of his work, from the "Small Fry" cartoons-his earliest submissions to the New Yorker- and haunting symbolic drawings of the late 1930s and 1940s, to his later, bitingly funny cartoons and celebrated books for children.

    Tony M.