Celebrity Caricature

Caricature - n. Type of art in which the characteristic features of the human figure are exaggerated for amusement or criticism. (Grove's Dictionary of Art.)

In the late 1990's the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery Library (AA/PG Library) made a special


effort to collect materials on caricature and cartoon in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 1998 exhibition "Celebrity Caricature in America", curated by Wendy Wick Reaves.

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