Journalist Ellen Stern will introduce her new book "Hirschfeld: The Biography", an in-depth biography of America's "line king" caricaturist. In 1987, Stern interviewed Hirschfeld for a GQ profile. Over the years, she has conducted extensive interviews with those who knew him—the book is packed with quotations—and had access to personal letters, journals, and scrapbooks, resulting in this much-needed, affectionate, and entertaining book-length profile.
Stern will provide a brief narrative of his life and will introduce guest speakers and Hirschfeld friends Edward Sorel and Chan Lowe.
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Edward Sorel's caricatures were collected in the book Unauthorized Portraits, published by Knopf in 1997. He is the illustrator of First Encounters, written by his wife Nancy Caldwell Sorel. His mural for the Waverly Inn was completed in 2009, and his mural for the Monkey Bar two years later. Last year Mary Astor's Purple Diary, his biography of the actress, got a rave review on the front page of the New York Times Book Review.
Chan Lowe was the editorial cartoonist for the South Florida Sun Sentinel from 1984 to 2015 and sat as the senior member on its editorial board. His blog, The Lowe Down, which combined cartoons and essays, was published in print and online from 2008 through 2015. His cartoons have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, The International Herald Tribune, Business Week and others. They have also been featured on 20/20, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Daily Show. His work has received numerous awards, and is featured in collections including The Newseum, The National Press Foundation, and The National Gallery for Caricature and Cartoon Art.