Making Faces: Portraits by John Kascht

september 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020

"John Kascht has the rare and unique gift of not only being an amazing artist, but of somehow being able to capture the soul of a person in a drawing."

Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer Pixar Animation Studios, Academy Award-winning director of Monsters, Inc., UP, and Inside Out

Opening reception: John Kascht in Conversation with Pete Docter

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Gallery reception featuring the artist in conversation with longtime friend Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios.

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present MAKING FACES: Portraits by John Kascht, a retrospective featuring more than 60 original portraits by one of America’s most incisive and celebrated caricature artists. This exhibition of Kascht’s work features highlights personally selected by the artist spanning thirty years of his career, and features an array of the most famous actors, entertainers, and politicians from the past three decades.

John Kascht's art has been the subject of documentary segments for the Smithsonian, public television, and the Discovery Channel.  Two dozen of his works are in the collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The Smithsonian lauds Kascht as “a keen and insightful observer of human nature who forces us to look at our public figure with new eyes.”

Kascht's satirical drawings have appeared on book covers, billboards, Broadway marquees and more than a few cocktail napkins. His clients include The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, LIFE, The Los Angeles Times, Golf Digest, Forbes, TV Guide, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest, W, Vibe, Oprah, Glamour, US News and World Report, and MAD magazine.

In recent years Kascht has produced multimedia features for websites and digital publications, adding another dimension to his trademark examinations of political and celebrity culture.

MAKING FACES: Portraits by John Kascht is on display at the Cartoon Art Museum from September 14, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, and will feature the artist in conversation with longtime friend Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios. Advance tickets for this event may be purchased online: