Al Hirschfeld


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United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003)

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12), and a new book, The Art of Al Hirschfeld, by exhibition curator and longtime Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold, put the focus where the artist did: on the stage.
When the renowned illustrator and portraitist Al Hirschfeld died in January 2003, he left, as part of his legacy, more than seven decades worth of spirited artwork to be admired and appreciated.
25 when hundreds of people gathered at an auction devoted entirely to Broadway illustrator Al Hirschfeld, who passed away in January at the age of 99.
Artist Al Hirschfeld, whose famous caricatures included some of the theater world's best-known figures, died January 20 in Manhattan.
I NEVER MET THE LATE AL HIRSCHFELD, but I corresponded with him for a while in the late 1970s-early 1980s on two projects, and I found out what a generous spirit he was.
Al Hirschfeld, whose caricatures for The New York Times and other publications captured the essence of Broadway performers and other famous people in the arts for most of the 20th century, died Monday in Manhattan at the age of 99.
Even Wesley's transmutation of pop subjects into serious painting is subtle and seamless, a gr adual process through which the crude icons of lumpen culture are gentrified by the elegant linearity of haut bourgeois illustration (as practiced by John Held Jr., James Thurber, and Al Hirschfeld); then, this linearity is itself refined by the cool palette and handless formality of post-painterly American abstraction, so the paintings seem to become art inevitably and almost inadvertently.
Best of the new bunch is a startlingly inventive version of Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue which interweaves four New York stories in the style of legendary Big Apple cartoonist Al Hirschfeld.
17"; (10) "Aaron Copland Centennial"; and (11) "Al Hirschfeld: Beyond Broadway: Exhibition of Work by Famed Graphic Artist Open." (Contains 91 references.) MES)
For more than 70 years, with rare exceptions, the opening of a Broadway show has been saluted on the entertainment pages of The New York Times with a drawing by renowned caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. With a series of lines from his drawing pen, he has captured the distinct characteristics of the theater's luminaries, transposing rough sketches, usually done during preopening rehearsals, to the final product, executed from the barber chair that dominates his studio.
Among painters and graphic artists, Romare Bearden, Palmer Hayden, Francis Feist, Al Hirschfeld, Paul Colin, Charles Delaunay, LeRoy Neiman, Rene Bouche, Miguel Covarrubias, and Winold Reiss tried their hand at representing Armstrong's body and/or spirit.
Brady will succeed Broadway's original Lola, Billy Porter, who has played over 800 performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and won a Tony Award.
He was given the ultimate Broadway accolade on what would have been his 100th birthday in June 2003 when the Martin Beck Theater was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theater.
Now that caricaturist Al Hirschfeld's famous chair and drawing table sit in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, it only stands to reason that the performance traiture he created starting in 1926 up until his death in 2003 is now on display through Jan.
NEW YORK -- A new exhibition on caricaturist Al Hirschfeld begins with a video of Whoopi Goldberg talking about his wicked sense of humor.