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Sam Norkin passes at age 94
Artist, caricaturist and illustrator Sam Norkin has passed away at the age of 94. Sam’s seven decade career centered around theater caricature and his work was published in major newspapers across the U.S.
For more than seven decades, Mr. Norkin depicted and described the performing arts in America through his sketches and artworks. During his long career, he created more than 4,000 published drawings of theater, dance, opera, jazz, pop, circus and classical music. He was also a writer, lecturer and noted raconteur. His first sale was a 1940 drawing of Alfred Hitchcock directing “Mr. and Mrs. North” that ran in the New York Herald Tribune – it netted him the princely sum of $15.00.