Thursday, December 31, 2009

David Levine (1926-2009)

In the last half of the twentieth century, two artists created caricatures so distinctive that millions of Americans could spot them instantly: Al Hershfeld, who won fame with his drawings of show-biz figures, and David Levine, who seems to have drawn just about every public figure or private celebrity in sight.

Levine died this month at 83. Below are his portayals of Warren Buffett (1996) and Adam Smith (1978) . You can browse hundreds (no, thousands!) more Levine caricatures here.

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