Richard Lindner (November 11, 1901 - April 16, 1978) was born in Hamburg, Germany. His mother Mina Lindner was American and born in New York as daughter of German parents. In 1941, Lindner moved to the United States and worked in New York City as an illustrator of books and magazines. There he made contact with New York artists and German emigrants such as Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and Saul Steinberg. In 1948, Lindner became an American citizen.Richard Lindner died in 1978. He was buried at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.