Al Hirschfeld and Celebrity Drawings Retrospective

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Jane Powell & Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Jane Powell & Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Ken Fallin

Ken Fallin

Ted Chapin with Rodgers & Hammerstein sketch

Ted Chapin with Rodgers & Hammerstein drawing

Howard McGillin

Howard McGillin

Al Hirschfeld Barber Chair Where He Sat & Worked

Al Hirschfeld Barber Chair Where He Sat & Worked

Billy Stritch

Billy Stritch

Photos/Article: Maryann Lopinto

Nina - Sketch

Nina – Sketch

Nina Hirschfeld

Nina Hirschfeld

Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A reception, celebrating the exhibit which is the first major retospective of Al Hirschfeld,was held on May 20th. The exhibit will run from May 22nd until October 12th at the New York Historical Society. It will feature over 100 original drawings and renderings of drawings plus other memorbilia showing his work in the Times and other magazines,

One could not wait to open the Sunday New York Times to find these drawings on the first page. It showed Hirschfeld’s early work for the Hollywood Studios on posters and classic portraits of Charle Chaplin, Carol Channing, Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. This exhibit must be seen to appreciate the volume of his work in all fields.

Some celebrites were among the guests, a few posing with their portraits. Tony Walton used to sketch for the early Playbills and Ken Fallin, who does many show sketches now, were among the guests.

Michael Feinstein, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Michael Feinstein, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Jim Brochu, Steve Ross, Steve Schlachlin

Jim Brochu, Steve Ross, Steve Schlachlin

 

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