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Monday, June 20, 2011

Drawing Broadway: One Line at a Time

Had he lived until tomorrow, Al Hirschfeld would have turned 108 years old.  Still, Broadway's greatest caricaturist lived a long, productive life, creating lasting works of art right up until his death in 2003 at age 99.  He created thousands of pictures on all sorts of subjects, but it was for the Broadway theatre that he created his most iconic images.

Since his death, two other artists have come to the fore, not to replace Mr. Hirschfeld, but to carry on his tradition of capturing the stars, shows and fleeting moments of live theatre.  They are Ken Fallin and Justin "Squigs" Robertson, both of whom have had their drawings featured in such papers as The New York Times and the Broadway.com website.  Mr. Fallin's works are currently featured at Playbill .com.

Over the next weeks, I'll feature each of these artists in a Drawing Broadway series of blogs.  Here is a sample of each man's work to whet your appetite!

AL HIRSCHFELD

The Legendary Artist



His drawing became the logo for the original
Broadway production of Man of La Mancha


KEN FALLIN

Ken Fallin



His work for the current revival of Anything Goes,
featuring Joel Grey and Sutton Foster


JUSTIN "SQUIGS" ROBERTSON

Justin Robertson




His work for the current revival of Anything Goes,
featuring Joel Grey and Sutton Foster

Look for the next blog in this series next Monday.


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