You've seen them. The artists in the mall or on the sidewalk that try to entice you to let them make a caricature of you. When I was a teenager my Mom and I had caricatures done at the mall and Dad hung them on the wall in our living room.... I wonder whatever happened to them?
Now you can get free apps that make a caricature of your photo... I made this one using the free MomentCam app for android.
Gearing up to head south to AZ
Some of the earliest caricatures were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci c.1475. The first known North American caricatures were drawn in 1759 during the battle for Quebec by George Townshend.
It has forever been popular to see political cartoons in newspapers and magazines. Artists have been having a field day these past months! Who were cartoonists making caricatures of in the 19th and early 20th centuries?
Cartoons and caricatures, or Making the world laugh, USA 1910
Henri Julie Album - French Canadian artist and cartoonist, 1916
Best of H T Webster: a memorial collection, USA 1953
Drawings of John Leach, UK 1817-1864
Ernesto Garcia Cabral: a Mexican cartoonist, 1923
Cartoons by Bradley, cartoonist of the Chicago Daily News, 1917
Beshkov and Altmaier: fragments of a friendship, 1934-1955
Hans Schliessmann - Album, Austrian 1890
Album Caran d'Ache, Paris 1889
Album Caran d'Ache, deuxième, 1890
Edmund Harburger Album, German 1882
The Schröder art memento, South Africa's only artist, 1894
Caricatures by H W G Hayter, 1902
Fifty caricatures by Max Beerbohm, 1913
American caricatures pertaining to the Civil War, 1919
Caricatures of the stage, 1898
Caricatures by Tom Tit, London 1913
Cartoons and caricatures of Seattle citizens, 1906
Men about town, a book of 58 caricatures, USA 1924