Edward Sorel’s wonderfully loose and gestural cartoon illustrations have been featured on the covers and interiors of magazines like The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harpers, Forbes, The Nation, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine for a number of years.
His pen and ink and watercolor images capture personalities, places and situations with wry humor and an uncanny sense of place.
Sorel studied at Cooper Union and was one of the co-founders of the legendary Push Pin Studios. He has had a number of one-man shows, including a 1998 multi-room show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC (see my post on The National Portrait Gallery).
Sorel’s work has been compared to other modern masters of caricature like David Levine, and even to historic figures like Daumier and Hogarth.