Stratton Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 67

Treat Williams and Brandon Espinoza in Captains Courageous, 1999 © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, Treat Williams performed in the Dorset Theatre Festival production of American Buffalo in 2017. Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern art through caricature in the 20th century. A self-described “characterist,” his signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, appeared in virtually every major publication of the last nine decades (including a 75-year relationship with The New York Times) as well as numerous books, record covers and 15 postage stamps. F A LL 2 0 1 7 65