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James Louis Steg

(American, 1922–2001)

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James Louis Steg

The Icon, 1992

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Born on February 6th in Alexandria, VA
Three Year Diploma, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
BFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1949 - 1951
Instructor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1951 - 2001
Professor, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Visiting Instructor, Haystack School of Art, Deer Isle, ME
Printmaker Emeritus, Southern Graphic Arts Council
Died on February 19th in New Orleans, LA
1,000 Franc Award, "8th Lugano, International Print and Drawing Exhibition" Lugano, Switzerland 1964
Louisiana Art Commission Award, Baton Rouge, LA 1966
Charles Lea Prize, Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA 1964


Pratt Graphics Center Gallery, New York, NY
Cushing Gallery, Dallas, TX
"Prints: USA 1974" University of Pittsburgh, PA
"40 American Prints" United States Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Humanism in Art" New York City College, Brooklyn, NY
"Humor in Prints" Associated American Artists, New York, NY
"Itag One" San Fernando State College, CA
"Photography in Prints" Association of American Artists, New York, NY
1967 - 1968
"Contemporary American Prints" Fenderick Gallery, Washington, DC
"Big Prints" State University of New York
1966 - 1967
"Prints of Two Worlds" Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA and Villa Caproni, Rome, Italy
Orleans Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Solo)
"American Print Exhibition" Malmo Museum, Malmo, Sweden

Public Collections

Tampimex Corporation, Houston, TX
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Pan-American Life Insurance Company, Houston, TX


"The Painter and the Photographer," by Van Deren Coke. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press
"Etching and Engraving Techniques," by John Buckland-Wright. New York: Dover Publishing Inc.
"Printmaking Today," by Jules Hellar. New York: rev. ed. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.
"Printmaking," by Gabor Peterdi. New York: rev. ed. Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc.
"The New Humanism: Art in a Time of Change," by Barry Schwartz. New York: Praeger Publishing Company
"The Complete New Techniques in Printmaking," by John Ross and Clare Romano. New York: Free Press
"Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists," by Paul Cummings. New York: St. Martin's Press
"Who's Who in America," 1978. Chicago: Marquis.
"Book of Fine Prints," by Carl Zigrosser. New York: Crown Publishers, 1948.