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Ken Fallin

Ken Fallin Caricature Artist
Posted by Paige Bluhdorn

An American Illustrator and Caricaturist.

Ken Fallin is a renown caricature illustrator. His work can be found in major magazines, newspapers and TV broadcast – winning an Emmy Award for his animated commercial for CNBC’s “Squawk Box” show. His work is part of the permanent poster collection in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Where were you born? Jacksonville, Florida

What’s your favorite country in the world? Favorite city? Australia, Venice

How did you get into doing caricatures? After reading MAD magazine at age 12

Where did you study art? Boston Institute of Art & Parsons, NYC

Who are you most influenced by? Al Hirschfeld

Who are your favorite characters? Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, John Lennon, Truman Capote

If you weren’t an artist what would you do? Playwright

Ken Fallin began his career in 1983 by illustrating all of the ads for “Forbidden Broadway”. The concept was an homage to the great theatrical caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Subsequently, Ken received regular assignments for The Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal, In Style Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Inc. Magazine,, The Ladies Home Journal, and Playbill.

Other clients include; HBO, Showtime, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera Company, American Express,  Belvedere Vodka, CBS News, Walt Disney Productions, The Peter Norton Foundation, and Microsoft.

Ken received an Emmy Award nomination for his animated commercial for CNBC’s “Squawk Box” show. Ken has several posters in the permanent poster collection of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. His drawings are also on the walls of The Players Club. A permanent collection of original drawings and prints is on display at New World Stages in New York City.

Ken’s love of the theater is represented by regular drawings on

Private collectors of Ken’s work include Angela Lansbury, Kelli O’Hara, Stephen Schwartz, Warren Buffett, Barbra Streisand, Jason Wu, Jonas Kaufman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Criss, Bernadette Peters, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Cooper, Sir Patrick Stewart, Harold Prince, and Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

View video of Ken’s caricatures

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