Caricatures of Canadian Writers

This Series of seven Caricatures features prominent Canadian Writers who were instrumental in forming the Writer's Union and famously frequented the original Hyatt bar. The collection was pulled from the Hyatt archive - the original drawings were professionally scanned, enlarged, and recoloured for the consistency of the series. The artworks have been given a multi-matte treatment to add a textural complexity to the series. A thin gold reveal is layered under a fine linen matte - the whole ensemble is mounted under bronze-tinted glass designed to further even the tone of the series and develop a subtle yet refined touch to the installation. The series is revealed in elegant gold frames, which create a high-end feel to this storied collection of caricatures.

20" x 27"
Digital Print on Fine Art Paper
About the Artist

Andy Donato

Andy Donato (b. 1937) is a Canadian editorial cartoonist and former art director of the Toronto Sun. Donato was born in Scarborough, Ontario, and graduated from Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute in 1955. Early in his career, he worked at Eaton's as a layout artist. In 1961, he worked at the Torotno Telegram as a graphic artist under the promotion department. He was appointed art director and began cartooning on a part-time basis in 1968. After The Telegram closed in 1971, he joined The Toronto Sun. In 1974, he started cartooning full-time. In 1985 and 1986, he served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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