| Share

Al Hirschfeld

Hirschfeld, Al (Albert Hirschfeld)hûrshˈfĕld, 1903–2003, American graphic artist, b. St. Louis. He and his family moved to New York City when he was 12, and he studied art there and in Paris. A master of line, Hirschfeld is famous for his witty, perceptive, and joyful caricatures of celebrities from the theater and other arts. Many of of these appeared, from 1926 on, in the New York Times. His work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, all in New York City. Hirschfeld also wrote and illustrated several books.

See his The World of Hirschfeld (1970); Hirschfeld: The Great Entertainers (CD-ROM, 1995); S. W. Dryfoos, dir., The Line King (film documentary, 1996).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Al Hirschfeld from Infoplease:

  • Al Hirschfeld - Biography of Al Hirschfeld, The longtime humorous caricaturist of Broadway stars
  • Al Hirschfeld - Al Hirschfeld Age: 99 singular graphic artist whose caricatures of theater personalities graced ...
  • The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story - The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Director/Writer/Producer: Susan W. Dryfoos Directors of ...
  • G - L - G - L Leopoldo Galtieri Jack Gelber J. Paul Getty Maurice Gibb Althea Gibson Tom Glazer Robert Good ...
  • 1975 Tony Awards - 1975 Tony Awards Play Equus Musical The Wiz Actors—Play John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Sizwe ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: American and Canadian Art: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring