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RIP David Weidman, 93. Prolific printmaker, found new fame in Mad Men




David Weidman in his Highland Park studio.
David Weidman in his Highland Park studio.
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UPDATE 8/8/2014: I'm very sad to note that David Weidman died Wednesday at the age of 93. Pat Saperstein has a nice appreciation of him in Variety. 

KPCC's John Rabe talks with iconic printmaker David Weidman. Weidman is now in his late eighties, made thousands of prints and posters for homes and hotels in the 60s and 70s, plus backgrounds for several animation studios. He still lives in the house he built in Highland Park more than fifty years ago. He's not making prints anymore, but he -- and his wife Dorothy -- still had lots to say about his craft, which mixes the perspective and emotion of Cubism, with the storytelling and personality of Norman Rockwell, with the sense of humor of, well, David Weidman. COME INSIDE for a slideshow and book signing info ...

On Saturday, November 28th, from 5-7pm, David Weidman will be at The Vintage Collective in Long Beach selling art and signing copies of his beautiful, comprehensive book, "The Whimsical Works of David Weidman, and Some Serious Ones" plus Darrell Van Citters' "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol," for which Weidman did art.

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