Caricatures and Cartoons
English caricaturist Max Beerbohm is represented by over 200 drawings, as well as two frescoes picturing Edwardian notables and literary figures.
The collection includes thirty drawings and prints by Edward Gorey, a group of over 400 drawings for the theater by Ronald Searle, and 30 pages of pencil cartoons by the twentieth-century American poet Ogden Nash. The Miguel Covarrubias holdings in the Muray collection include illustrations for his book Island of Bali, Maran's Batouala, Melville's Typee, and caricatures for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
Also, a wide range of prints and drawings by eighteenth-century British satirist George Cruikshank include early political cartoons.
The Zdzislaw Czermanski collection consists of humorous and satirical portraits of many famous artists of the twentieth century, including painters, sculptors, writers, conductors, and musicians. Among the figures represented are Gertrude Stein, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Jean Sibelius.
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