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Jack Benny

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Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld

$1,200

American (1903–2003)

  • Date: 1975
  • Etching and aquatint, signed in pencil
  • Edition of of 150
  • Size: 15.5 x 11.75 in. (39.37 x 29.85 cm)
  • Frame Size: 22 x 15 inches

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about Jack Benny

Al Hirschfeld is best known for his caricature depictions of famous pop culture figures.

Jack Benny was an American entertainer who evolved from a modest success playing violin on the vaudeville circuit to one of the leading entertainers of the twentieth century with a highly popular comedic career in radio, television, and film. He was known for his comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a long pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated summation "Well! "

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About The Artist: Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld was born in St. Louis on the first day of summer, 1903. When he was eleven years old, an art teacher informed his mother, "There is nothing more we can teach him in St. Louis." The family moved forthwith to New York. Soon he was enrolled at the Art Student's League. Hirschfeld has never had to convince anyone that he's a genius; it has always been apparent.By the ripe old age of 17, while his contemporaries were learning how to...

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About The Medium: Aquatint

An etching process in which tone is created by treating a plate with fine particles of acid resistant material (like powder resin) and then placing the plate in an acid bath. The acid bites into the plate between the grains of resin and when printed, the mass of tiny spots produces a textured area with tonal effects similar to watercolor wash.

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Jack Benny

Al Hirschfeld

1975

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Jack Benny

Al Hirschfeld

1975

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