Thursday, December 13, 2007

Week Forty-Six: George Burns

We’ll be taking a more obscure, yet more specific approach to this week as our topic will be George Burns. A legendary comedian born in New York and made prosperous by silver screen California, this polytalent has a face ready for caricature.

And speaking of caricature, the flowing ink lines of this sketch were unmistakably swirled by none other than the famous Al Hirschfeld. His unique and understated style is perhaps one of the most recognizable of any cartoonist, and his subjects are traditionally selected from (but not limited to) the Hollywood or Broadway lots.

Until next Tuesday, kiddies.

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