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Author Leopold Shares Stories Of Hirschfeld At Westport Library

David Leopold, Creative Director for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, comes to the Westport Library to speak about his knowledge on Nov. 22.
David Leopold, Creative Director for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, comes to the Westport Library to speak about his knowledge on Nov. 22. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- David Leopold will take on hundreds of drawings, illustrations and photographs as he leads a discussion of artist Al Hirschfeld at the Westport Library on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Leopold, author of new memoir, "The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of the Artist and His Age," will offer up biographical information coming from his 20 years of studying the beloved artist.

Leopold organized the archives of Hirschfeld’s work and is now the creative director for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. Leopold’s other books include "David Levine’s American Presidents," and "Irving Berlin’s Show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-America and Hirschfeld’s Hollywood."

He is director of the Studio of Ben Solowey in Pennsylvania, where he organizes bi-annual exhibitions of Solowey’s works, and he is the picture editor of the award-winning literary magazine, "The Lincoln Center Theater Review."

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the program, which begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Community partners for the program are the Westport Country Playhouse and the Westport Art Advisory Committee. The library is located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport.

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