Those of us who grew up searching Hirschfeld
drawings for Ninas are sad to lose this wonderful man, who died
in his sleep on January 20, 2002, just a few months short of
his hundredth birthday. But how good it is to know that he was
at his drawing board working on his very last day -- an amazing
life! If you are able to see the 1996 documentary about him,
"The Line King," don't miss it.
Hirschfeld drew Alan six times between 1967 and 2002:
First in "Far From the Madding Crowd,"
with Julie Christie, Peter Finch and Terence Stamp:
next as Jakob Bok in "The Fixer;"
In 1971, with Julie Christie and Dominic Guard, in
then as Ben Butley in "Butley;"
and finally, in 2002, as Kuzovkin in "Fortune's Fool."
© Al Hirschfeld. Please note: Al Hirschfeld's works
may be reproduced only by arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive
representative,The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York
Images used with kind permission of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation.
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