Section: Legacy

Legacy: Dorothea Lange: Photographer


Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895. Lange is best known for her work documenting poor conditions of the migrant workers who traveled in large numbers to California during the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s. Her photographs brought much-needed attention to their plight.

Legacy: Al Hirschfeld: Artist and Caricaturist


Al Hirschfeld is best known for the witty caricatures of theater personalities he produced for the arts pages of The New York Times from 1928 until his death in January 2003, at the age of 99.

Although cannily perceptive and often amusing, his drawings were benignly pointed and never went for the jugular. Hirschfeld said his contribution was to take the character, created by the playwright and portrayed by the actor, and reinvent it for the reader.

Legacy: Charles Dana Gibson: Graphic Artist


Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944) was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.

Legacy: Ansel Adams: Photographer


Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his richly detailed black-and-white photographs of the American West and National Parks, especially Yosemite National Park.