Men About Town
Al Hirschfeld Draws Noël Coward
March 3, 2024

In Al Hirschfeld’s house on East 95th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a photograph of Noël Coward was prominently displayed in the living room. In the Noël Coward Room in Red Lion Square in London, a drawing of Noël Coward by Al Hirschfeld is prominently displayed as part of the rich repository of materials available for study.

These two beloved giants of the theater – Al Hirschfeld and Noël Coward – born four years apart, have made massive contributions that have enriched the performing arts and have left a legacy that endures for all time. Hirschfeld has a Broadway theater named in his honor, Coward has a West End theater named for him.

Nearly 40 of Al Hirschfeld’s drawings focus on Noël Coward’s life and work. In conjunction with Coward 125, an observance of Coward’s 125th birthday, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation is presenting this exhibition of selections of Hirschfeld’s extensive artwork focusing on Noël...