Category: Industry News

How Caricature Art Has Helped Catch Criminals

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Throughout history, law enforcement has used sketching to help identify and catch criminals with only a description. Some historical records show that caricature art has helped to identify criminals more accurately. The question is why though? Caricature Art is an Exaggeration Caricature art is what it is. It’s a cartoon that an artist creates to… 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 »

Al Hirscheld: A Caricature Art Giant

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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 »

Famous Caricature: Five of the Most Notable 20th Century Artists

At Mark Hall Caricature Art, we have a deep appreciation for other caricature artists, especially those who helped create the industry and develop the art form into the modern age. Caricature artists have worked for many years to create unique drawings and artworks, drawing a wide range of people from everyday citizens to world leaders… Read more »

Beauty Pageant Play Embraces Caricature Beauty

Renowned Artist and Caricaturist, Ken Fallin, recently created and released a new stage portrait for the play called Pageant. The Play started back in 1991 and was brought back to life this July 2014, and expected to last until October. It is a musical comedy that features men dressed as female contestants, otherwise known as… Read more »

The Palm Restaurant in West Hollywood

It definitely seems like caricature art, celebrities and dining is a combination which is incredibly powerful. We’ve discussed renowned establishments which feature a good deal of art which represents the personality of many great stars of stage and screen before on the Mark Hall Caricature Art Inc. blog. Today, we wanted to honor one restaurant… Read more »

Caricature is Always an Art

Whether from the mouth or mind of a famous author like George Orwell, or the hand of a cartoonist in a Newspaper, Caricature is always an art, and a hard one to do well at that. And that is both from a literal standpoint, as well as looking at art from a figurative standpoint. It… Read more »

Caricature is Alive and Well Across the World

Here in the United States, caricature art always faces a tough time when trying to gain the same kind of respect afforded to other forms of art. Caricature may indeed be more popular and seemingly common than Expressionism or other artistic movements. However, art events and exhibits from across the globe paint a very different… Read more »