Like Picasso, whom he revered, William Steig was an artist of change, continually moving from one stye to another, but always in the direction of the more spontaneous. Late in life Steig regarded any kind of drawing that required tracing or preliminary sketches an unwelcome labor. Only “free drawing” brought him joy.
|"A self in love"|
|One of many 'New Yorker' covers|
|Stein's wife thought of this image from 'Abel's Island' as the artist's self-portrait|