Category: Caricature Art Facts

Misconceptions About Art and the Artist

person working on art

There are plenty of people who discredit art because they don’t believe it’s a real career.  This is simply false. Art takes talent and hard work just like any other profession.  You may not be performing surgery or defending an innocent person, but it’s still hard work in the end. Hobbies turn into work You… Read more »

The Origins of Caricature Art

You’ve heard of the word caricature, but do you know where the word comes from? It’s actually of Italian origin– the words carico and caricare mean “to load” and/or “to exaggerate.” Back in the 1590s, a pair of brothers, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, first applied those words to their exaggerated portrait sketches. The Movement of… Read more »

Commonly Asked Questions About Digital Caricatures

Digital Caricatures

Mark Hall travels to trade shows where he’s asked to create digital caricatures of people attending those shows. Having a caricature artist like Mark Hall at your trade show booth is a great way to attract people’s attention and get them talking with you. While you’re talking to booth visitors about your services or products,… Read more »

What is the Purpose of a Caricature?

Soccer Mom Caricature Art

What makes caricature different from, say, portraiture? Definition of Caricatures Consider the dictionary definitions… The word caricature can be used as a noun or verb. As a noun, it’s defined as a picture, description or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect…. Read more »

The Incredible Career of Miguel Covarrubias

Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud

Here at Mark Hall Caricature Art, we like to highlight those who have come before us doing great caricature work. There have been many talented artists over time, and those who’ve done caricatures run the gamut. Take, for instance, a man named Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud, aka Miguel Covarrubias as he is best known. Born… Read more »

David Levine: An Illustrious Caricature Artist

David Levine

David Levine was once called “the greatest caricaturist of the last half of the 20th Century” by Jules Feiffer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and author who is in the Comic Book Hall of Fame. A Long List of Accomplishments Levine, born in 1926 and died in 2009, was best known for his caricatures in… Read more »

Ralph Steadman: A Unique Caricature Artist

Ralph Steadman Caricature Artist

Here’s another caricature artist you should know about: Ralph Steadman. Born in 1936 in England, he started as a cartoonist with his first professional work published in the Manchester Evening Chronicle when he was 20-years-old. Deciding he wanted to learn more about the technical aspects of drawing, Steadman enrolled in college where he met his… Read more »

Mort Drucker, The “Mad” Caricature Artist

Famous Caricature Artists

If you’ve ever seen Mad Magazine you’ve most likely seen the work of Mort Drucker. He became famous for his Mad Magazine film and TV parodies– caricatures that spanned the pages of the venerable mag from 1956 through 2011. Drucker drew over 500 titles for Mad alone! Meanwhile, he also drew war comics for DC… Read more »

Al Hirscheld: A Caricature Art Giant

Famous Caricature Artists

When you hear or read the word caricature do you know what it means? The definition of a caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil/marker strokes, or through other artistic drawings. The History of Al Hirschfield One of the most famous caricaturists… Read more »

Study Says Making Art Is Good for Your Brain

If you are a fan of caricature art, then you may also be a genius! That’s right. Whether you like to create caricature art yourself or you just love to watch or be captured in these fun drawings, you may be smarter than the average bear. Why? Because a recent study shows that art of… Read more »