(1889 - 1964)
William Auerbach-Levy was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation. William AuerbachLevy is known for caricature, genre and portrait painting, etching.
Biography William Auerbach-Levy
William Auerbach-Levy was born William Auerbach in Brest-Litovsk, Russia, on February 14, 1889. His parents adopted the surname of Levy after their arrival in the United States when William Auerbach was about five years old.
Auerbach-Levy gained notoriety both as the preeminent caricaturist of his time and as a fine and established painter and etcher. His caricatures of prominent people caused Alexander Woolcott, who wrote that, "The true gift of caricature is rare", to rank Auerbach-Levy among the few finest exponents of the art.
His caricatures of famous people, including Charles W. Hawthorne, Franklin P. Adams, Hayward Broun, H.L. Mencken, Ring Lardner and Will Rogers, appeared during Auerbach-Levy's lifetime in illustrat
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