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Albert Al Hirschfeld

American, 1903-2003

For nearly 70 years, Al Hirschfeld created iconic caricatures of theater, film and television celebrities, capturing moments in time and documenting U.S. entertainment history in the process. Art historian Lloyd Goodrich called Hirschfeld “one of the few masters of graphic humor.” "New York Times" art critic John Russell dubbed him “the Fred Astaire of pen and ink.” Brendan Gill of "The New Yorker" stated, “To be a star on Broadway is to be drawn by Hirschfeld.” And many performers believed that, regardless of any other accolades they might achieve, “if Al Hirschfeld hasn’t drawn you, you don’t exist.”

Hirschfeld began his career as a political cartoonist and became a theater caricaturist for "The New York Times" in 1925. He began creating his pure line drawings on a trip to Bali in the 1930s, and, over the course of his career, mastered the technique of using lines to capture the spirit and personality of his subjects. Hidden in each drawing is his daughter’s name, Nina, and so many people became obsessed with finding all of the Nina’s, that he developed a system of noting the number of Nina’s in each work next to his signature. In addition to "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times," Hirschfeld’s drawings appeared on playbills and posters as well as in advertisements. As a result of his work, he earned two Tony awards for lifetime achievement in theater and had a Broadway theater renamed in his honor.

(Biography provided by Rosenbaum Contemporary)
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Al Hirschfeld "Harlem" Rare Portfolio of 24 Limited Edition Lithographs
By Albert Al Hirschfeld
Located in San Francisco, CA
Al Hirschfeld "HARLEM" Rare Portfolio of 24 limited edition lithographs, circa 1941 This is a fine opportunity to acquire a rare portfolio of HARLEM lithographs by noted American ...
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Albert Al Hirschfeld "The Play About the Baby", Signed Print
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Albert Al Hirschfeld "The Play About the Baby", signed Print Measures: 24.5” x 32” framed 24” x 17.5” unframed Signed "Hirschfeld" and numbered 27/50.  
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Al Hirschfeld Rare Bronze Sculpture, Signed Known as "Charlie Award"
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This is a very rare piece for the artist, because he is known for the drawings. We thanks the information from the foundation regarding this piece. There is an other similar in the N...
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Contemporary Modern Marx Brothers Framed Lithograph Signed Al Hirschfeld 128/150
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