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Author Sorel, Edward, 1929- author.

Title Profusely illustrated : a memoir / Edward Sorel.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.5697 Sorel,E SOR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 252 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 25 cm
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Note Subtitle from cover.
Summary "The fabulous life and times of one of our wittiest and most endearing and enduring caricaturists--in his own words and inimitable art. Alongside more than 150 of his drawings, cartoons, and caricatures--and in prose as spirited and wickedly pointed as his artwork--Edward Sorel gives us an unforgettable self-portrait: a poor Depression-era childhood in the Bronx (surrounded by loving Romanian-immigrant grandparents and a clan of mostly left-leaning aunts and uncles); his first stabs at drawing when pneumonia kept him out of school at the age of eight; his time as a student at New York's famed High School of Music & Art; the scrappy early days of Push Pin Studios, founded with fellow Cooper Union alums Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast and which became the hottest design group of the 1960s; his two marriages and four children; his many friends in New York's art and literary circles. Sorel charts the highlights of his remarkable career as the "young lefty becomes an older lefty," and, in magazines and newspapers, murals, cartoons, and comic strips, he steadily lampooned--and celebrated--American cultural and political life. He sets his story in the parallel trajectory of American presidents, from FDR to the present day--with the candor and depth of insight that could only come from someone who lived through it all--revealing the uproarious ways in which the personal and political collide in his mordant artwork"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Portrait of the Old Lefty as a Young Lefty -- The Road Taken -- The Crack-Up -- Love Walked Right In -- Things Are Looking Up -- Autumn in New York -- Friends -- Sitting on Top of the World -- Leaders of the Free World -- Act III.
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Colophon.
Subject Sorel, Edward, 1929-
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780525521068 (hardcover)
0525521062 (hardcover)
9780525521075 (ebook)

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