Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Forgotten Caricaturists Remembered

Frank Sinatra by Sam Berman (1947)
The work of masters of twentieth century celebrity caricature, among them Miguel Covarrubias, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, David Levine, Ronald Searle, Edward Sorel, Robert Grossman and especially Al Hirschfeld continues to be reprinted, celebrated, and discovered by new and younger audiences. Sadly, there are many once hugely popular celebrity caricaturists whose work, for one reason or another, has been largely forgotten and rarely warrants a mere mention in most books on the art of caricature, including the recent "Infinite Jest". Illustrators and pop culture historians Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger aim to rectify that situation by presenting the work of 12 great, yet neglected and forgotten caricaturists.

Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger discuss the Forgotten Caricaturists presentation on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show:

Join us on Wednesday May 6th at 6:30 PM at New York's Society of Illustrators for an entertaining visual presentation discussing and celebrating the long forgotten works of Al Freuh, Einar Nerman, William Auerbach-Levy, Lou Hirshman, Jacques Kapralik, Alex Gard, Sam Berman, George Wachsteter, Alan Jedla, Abel Ianiro, Bill Utterback and John Johns.

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Steven Heller on Forgotten Caricaturists Remembered for PRINT:

Leonard Maltin for "Movie Crazy":

art by Jacques Kapralik (1940)

1 comment:

  1. What an evening its sure be--an immersion in the great caricature of those bygone artists! I'll be there in spirit....