About the artist

Lawrence Eisler is a renowned artist and protégé of Fernand Leger, the French cubist master. But he is better known as the actor, playwright, and stand-up comedian Eddie "The Old Philosopher" Lawrence, a frequent guest on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. We became friendly in the mid-'80s when I was a Museum of TV/Radio curator. During one of Eddie's visits he whipped off a series of sketches of me.