"Caricature for Portrait of Tennessee Ernie Ford"   Lot no. 2211

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

14.25" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed "W" Lower Left



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Ink on Illustration Board Portrait of Tennessee Ernie Ford, probably for the New York Journal-American, 10" x 7" image on 14 1/4" x 10" board, with note from editor on printed copy of image that reads `George, I think it turned out well, TEF` (Ford had approval), good condition.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.