A student in the early 50s at SFAI (then named the California School of Fine Arts), he went on in the 60s to be associated with a group of artists in Chicago, the Hairy Who, who repudiated the various New York styles and schools then in fashion in favor of anti-authoritarianism and intense political critique. He has exhibited internationally in a number of galleries, including MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and Musée Paul Valéry in Sète (France). A retrospective of Saul's work was organized and exhibited by the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach (California, USA) in 2008.
For full details about the Spring 2009 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, please go to www.sfai.edu/vas.
SFAI's exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Distinguished Visiting Painting Fellowships are funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. Additional funding for the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series has been provided by Bob and Betty Klausner and the Artur Walther Foundation.