Steig, Henry



New York NY



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Henry Steig (1906-1973)

Modernist Jeweler

Self-taught metalsmith with training in art and sculpture.

c.1922-1932: He was a Jazz saxophone and clarinet player with New York dance bands.

c.1932-1935: Commercial Artist and cartoonist for Life and the New Yorker.

c.?- 1941: Wrote short stories, and a novel and moved to Hollywood to write screenplays

c.1945-1948: Steig Products, manufactured artist’s colors.


  • Began to make jewelry
  • Worked mostly in silver

c.1950: Opened 2 stores – Manhattan on 51st st. and Provincetown MA on Commercial St.

c.1963: Moved to Provincetown and worked as a painter and made jewelry until his death.

c.1972: Sold his Provincetown shop and his design rights to Jan Dee of Chicago.