Exhibit: The Retrospective of Lenn Redman
Primarily known as a caricaturist, Lenn Redman also worked as an entertainer, artist, animator, author and civil rights activist. His body of work extends far beyond a single skill set and shows the true evolution of a working artist. Lenn Redman was one of the most prolific American caricaturists of the 20th century, creating over 200,000 caricatures of people from life, as well as thousands of other pieces of art during his 50+ year career. Redman was a self taught animator working on early classics like Disney´s Fantasia and Schlesinger´s Porky the Pig and later in his career animated various Hanna-Barbera and Filmation Associates cartoon classics. He used his art to amuse, enlighten and educate viewers. Len´s work also tackled subjects such as the controversial civil rights movement.
With the dedicated assistance of Brenau Studio Art majors Mekenna Cipres and Amanda Summer Wilson, the artist´s son Mark Redman uncovered the seemingly lost collection and prepared for this exhibit. Experience works of Lenn Redman through his son, Mark Redman on Thurs. Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Leo Castelli Gallery at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. 770.534.6263