University of Missouri–St. Louis alumnus and St. Louis-area native Matt Hirschfeld has made a name for himself in Los Angeles by creating black-and-white celebrity caricatures.

In December, he’ll bring his artwork to his hometown crowd when his digital illustrations go on display at the University City (Mo.) Public Library from Dec. 3 to Dec. 30. More than 20 of Hirschfeld’s caricature pieces will be on display.

His work draws inspiration from the entertainment industry, with most of the subjects being film and television stars, as well as musicians, sports figures and politicians.

“I love being able to bring their personalities to life on paper,” said Hirchfeld, who studied graphic design at UMSL and earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies in 2003. The upcoming show will be the first public exhibit of his work. There will be an opening reception at the library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.  The event is free and open to the public.


  • Occurred Friday, December 7th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


City Of University City

6701 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63130