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Stephen Kroninger
Friedman/Kroninger RADIO
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Frank Sinatra by Sam Berman

Listen to Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger live online this coming Monday at 12.40 PM (EST), on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show as they discuss their upcoming presentation on Forgotten Caricaturists: THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW
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Join us at the Society of Illustrators on May 6th for an entertaining visual presentation discussing and celebrating the long forgotten works of Al Freuh, Einar Nerman, William Auerbach-Levy, Lou Hirshman, Jacques Kapralik, Alex Gard, Sam Berman, George Wachsteter, Alan Jedla, Abel Ianiro, Bill Utterback and John Johns.
  
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$15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (Undergraduate only)
 
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Grab a drink before the lecture at the Society's Happy Hour held in the third floor Dining Room.  The bar will also be open following the lecture, and will be serving specialty cocktails and a small plates buffet.  
 
About the Artists
Award winning artist Drew Friedman's comics and illustrations have appeared in Art Spiegelman's Raw, R. Crumb's Weirdo, American Splendor, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, etc, as well as creating numerous book, CD and DVD covers. His work has been collected in five anthologies. Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks was published in 2011. Steven Heller in the The New York Times wrote of his three volumes of portraiture of Old Jewish Comedians: "A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt". The Society of Illustrators hosted a showing of his Old Jewish Comedians artwork in 2014. His latest book of portraits, Heroes of the Comics, was published by Fantagraphics with a foreword by Al Jaffee. The sequel More Heroes of the Comics is due out in 2016. Friedman lives in PA with his wife and frequent collaborator K. Bidus.

Stephen Kroninger's collages have appeared in nearly every major newspaper and magazine in the United States, as well as in many publications around the world. His work was the subject of an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the only time the museum devoted a one-person show to an illustrator. His art can be found in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Kroninger is also the author/illustrator of three award-winning children's books. He created animation for an exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He recently received a gold medal and the Stevan Dohanos Award from the Society of Illustrators.
Benito Mussolini by Louis Hirshman

Through some incredible sleuthing we have been in contact with Hirshman's son who has provided us with close to twenty color photograph's of his father's work for this event. Some, including this Mussolini, haven't been seen in nearly eighty years. His son asked that I not post the photos online so if you want to see the work in color you'll have to attend our talk on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30. Hope to see you there.


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