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