3b. The object's fascinating first owner: Miguel Covarrubias (2/3)

AN ARTIST FIRST - Covarrubias moved to New York City as a young man and earned fame as a caricaturist producing covers for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair in the 1920s and 1930s. His line quality helped define a generation of New York illustrators, and in 1924, he allowed a younger artist named Al Hirschfeld to join his studio. The latter became one of New York's most celebrated caricaturists.

Image: Miguel Covarrubias, Caricature Self Portrait, 13.5 x 13.3 cm (5 5/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Bequest of Charles B. Cohn in memory of Stuart P. Anderson, 1985.191

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