Al Hirschfeld, the Line King, at the New York Historical Society

He lived 99 years, 1903 – 2003, and was drawing Hollywood and Broadway stars until the very end, along the way elevating caricature to an artform. Now the celebrated illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the Line King, is getting an exhibit at the New York Historical Society.

In The Hirschfeld Century, a tidy 100 of his greatest works, including both black-and-white and the rare color piece, will be displayed at the New York Historical Society, in addition to paintings, studies, video, and ephemera. 

The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld, May 22 – October 12, 2015, New York Historical Society

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Diana Ross

Liza Minnelli

Humphrey Bogart + Lauren Bacall

Bette Davis

Josephine Baker

Marilyn Monroe

Quentin Crisp

Katharine Hepburn

Judy Garland


Marlene Dietrich

Ella Fitzgerald

Will & Grace


Sesame Street

Leonard Nimoy

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