26″W x 34″H
Stunning lithograph from Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) depicting Kabuki performer with large parasol. “Sukeroku” was published in 1976 by Goodstadt. Hirschfeld was heavily influenced by Kabuki theater and Japanese woodblock prints, and was invited to Tokyo by a Japanese foundation. After this trip he created twelve prints, which was the birth of “The Kabuki Series”.
About the Artist:
Albert “Al” Hirschfeld (1903 –2003) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later moving with his family to New York City to study at the Art Students League of New York. In 1924 Hirschfeld traveled to Paris and London to study painting, drawing and sculpture. Upon his return to the States a friend and Broadway press agent showed one of his drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune. He received commissions from them, and later, The New York Times. Hirschfeld is best known as a caricaturist who created black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars
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