Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hy Art

The Times Union is advertising for a temporary editorial cartoonist to fill in for John de Rosier, who's on hiatus until April 2006. Until then, the paper's picking up cartoons from other papers, but they're also featuring the work of Hy Rosen.
Rosen worked for the TU from 1945 to 1989, signing on when he was just 22 years-old. You may know him better for his sculptures around town, like the Martin Luther King memorial in Albany's Lincoln Park, and the downtown statue of Tom Whalen and his dog Finn. For a real taste of Rosen's style, check out his 1998 book From Rocky to Pataki; the book's text is by former AP reporter Peter Slocum, and makes a good read for those challenged in the institutional memory department.