Covarrubias, Miguel

About The Artist

Miguel Covarrubias (1904 – 1957) was one of the most famous artists of his day, but chances are you’ve never heard of him. Caricaturists know his work- Al Hirschfeld studied under Covarrubias and shared a studio with him in 1924. He spoke of Covarrubias’ talent in the same breath as Daumier and Hogarth. Ethnologists and archaeologists know the name of Covarrubias as well. His analysis of pre-Columbian art and the culture of Bali led to books on the subject that have become classics. And his reputation as an anthropologist rivaled any of his peers in that field. Illustrator, caricaturist, anthropologist, author, and educator… It’s high time you knew about Covarrubias too!

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