Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)

Al Hirschfeld, byname of "Albert Hirschfeld". He was born in June 21, 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S, and he gone in January 20, 2003, in New York City. He was an  American caricature artist, especially known for his drawings coming into court in The New York Times, portraying show business personalities. Hirschfelds family gone from St. Louis to upper Manhattan in New York City when he was 11, and at age 17 he went to shape as the art film director of Selznick Studios in the citys Astoria territory. With money saved, he went to Europe in 1924 to study art, residing largely in Paris in the 1920s but returning frequently to New York City. In 1925 a Hirschfeld impersonation drawn on a theatre Playbill was reproduced by The New York Herald Tribune. Afterwards his work became more frequent and was published in distinct New York newspapers, he entered into an concord with The New York Times in 1929 for the use of his theatre caricatures, and his drawings come out in the newspaper up until his death. Observing the birth of his daughter, Nina, he got hiding her name in the drawings and it became something of a pastime for readers to discover how many times her name appeared. (His work of histrionics and nontheatrical personalities continued to look in numerous other publishings.) In the 1930s he took a long trip to the Far East, here Japanese and Javanese art is stated to have determined his graphic style.

Getting in the 1940s, Al Hirschfeld instanced books by such authors as S.J. Perelman (Western Ha! [1948], Swiss Family Perelman [1950]), Fred Allen (Treadmill to Oblivion [1954]), and Brooks Atkinson (The Lively Years [1973]); and he likewise began raising books of which he was both writer and illustrator, such as Show Business Is No Business (1951) and Hirschfeld by Hirschfeld (1979). In The World of Hirschfeld (1968) he composed extensively about his life and proficiency. Hirschfelds lotteries, watercolours, lithograph machines, etchings, and graves are to be found in both private and museum collections. Although his imitations were observed for their wit, Hirschfeld was not spiteful, and it became something of an honour to be drawn by him.

Al Hirschfeld Artwork

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