Awarded: April 2000
(June 21, 1903 - Jan. 20, 2003)
Al Hirschfeld is America’s foremost performing arts caricaturist and illustrator. His brilliant career has spanned eight decades and his drawings have set the standard for the genre. His renderings document with wit and style the development of Broadway and Hollywood and the achievements of countless 20th-century American popular entertainers.
Related Library Resources
- View the Library's online exhibition, "Al Hirschfeld: Beyond Broadway."
- The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon at the Library of Congress
- Read "Al Hirschfeld: Beyond Broadway, Exhibition of Famed Graphic Artist Opens" from the December 2000 Library of Congress Information Bulletin."