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Al Hirschfeld

1903 - 2003

 

— 20th Century Master of Caricature • Residence and Studio —

 
Al Hirschfeld Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Al Hirschfeld Marker
Inscription.  In more than 10,000 drawings, Hirschfeld chronicled the celebrity culture of the century. A self-described "characterist," his linear calligraphic work of performers, on stage and screen, appeared in virtually every publication, including a 75 year relationship with The New York Times. He claimed his goal was to take the character, created by the playwright and portrayed by the actor, and reinvent it for the reader.
 
Erected 2006 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
 
Location. 40° 47.121′ N, 73° 57.145′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 95th Street east of Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 East 95th Street, New York NY 10128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.T. Stead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Heavenly Rest
Al Hirschfeld Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Al Hirschfeld Marker - Wide View
(approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of John Purroy Mitchel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Lou Gehrig (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arthur Brisbane (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1025 Park Avenue (approx. half a mile away); The New York Academy of Medicine (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Hirschfeld (Al Hirschfeld Foundation). The Al Hirschfeld Foundation presents a wide selection of his work. (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 
 
<i>Portrait of Alfred Hirschfeld, caricaturist</i> image. Click for full size.
By Carl Van Vechten, June 28, 1955
3. Portrait of Alfred Hirschfeld, caricaturist
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 18, 2020
4. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
In 2003, The Martin Beck Theatre was renamed for Hirschfield. A animated version of his"Self-Portrait as an Inkwell" is on the marquee.
Caricature by Hirschfeld image. Click for full size.
By Hirschfeld
5. Caricature by Hirschfeld
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
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