"The Rebbe (Menachem Schneerdon)" by Al HirschfeldLimited Edition Lithograph
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Jack Lemmon summed it all up when he said, “If Al Hirschfeld hasn’t drawn you – you don’t exist.” Al Hirschfeld had an art career that spanned 82 years, and during that time, created over 12,000 drawings. His caricatures – or “modern portraiture” as described by Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold – of film, theater and television artists succinctly captured their essence in a few pen strokes and appeared on movie posters, magazine covers and newspapers from 1926 until his death at age 99 on January 20, 2003. Most renowned for his New York Times illustrations that became the staple of the Arts & Leisure section of the newspaper, Hirschfeld was given “an exhibition every Sunday” for seventy-six years as a chronicler of American theater of the 20th Century. In 2003, Broadway’s Martin Beck Theater was renamed the Al Hirschfeld theater to acknowledge his significant contributions to the world of entertainment. S2 Art Group’s Master Printer, Ray Mazza, was Hirschfeld’s lithograph printer for almost two decades, and worked in conjunction with Hirschfeld’s longtime publisher Margo Feiden, to compile his extensive body of work.