Celebrity Caricature in America|
By Wendy Wick Reaves
Mae West, George Gershwin, the
Marx Brothers, Babe Ruth, and many other celebrities were eloquently caricatured in popular
American periodicals over the first half of the twentieth century. Introduced here is this
overlooked type of portraiture featuring work by such masters of the art as Al Hirschfeld, Miguel
Covarrubias, Al Frueh, Ralph Barton, and Marius de Zayas, much of it illustrated in color.