In his half-century at Mad, Mr. Meglin became the chief barometer of whether the magazine’s humor had gone too far — or not far enough.
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Mr. Alsop, one of whose designs was called “courageous, bold and just a little insane,” believed that architects had a calling to inspire the public.
Ms. Craig reveled in her starring role in Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” and said she wasn’t the least bit offended by the men ogling her.
Mr. Paul, who was with the magazine from the beginning, created its rabbit-head logo and hired great illustrators to lend worldliness to its pages.
Mr. Leiber’s paintings ranged from abstract to stylized representational. His and Judith Leiber’s collection features his art and her celebrated handbags.
Mr. Fahy ran the Frick Collection and then oversaw a reorganization at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was hailed as groundbreaking.
A director brought blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne — along with a steady hand — to a Museum of Modern Art that doubled its size.
Ms. Ayres had little patience for people seeking the meaning of her bold, colorful works. “I wish they’d just look. It’s visual.”
She took ordinary objects, from alphabet blocks to bullet casings, and arranged them in boxes, giving them extraordinary new life.
Though wary of being typecast as a one-note author, Mr. Kerr, to keep his fans satisfied, ended up writing 13 novels about a detective in Nazi-era Berlin.