"1947 Broadway Show, "Man and Superman""   Lot no. 2216

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 8, 1947 (Estimated)
11.50" x 14.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1947 Broadway show `Man and Superman` by George Bernard Shaw, starring Maurice Evans & Francis Rowe (at center). They are flanked by Josephine Brown and Carmen Mathews (on left) and Chester Stratton and Malcolm Keen. The production was directed by Maurice Evans & George Schaefer, designed by Frederick Stover & David Ffolkes, at the Alvin and Hudson Theatres during the course of its 10/8/47 to 6/19/48 run for 295 total performances. The illustration was used for the New York Herald Tribune, includes Oct 26, 1947 clipping. 

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 11.50" x 14.00." Some soiling, editor's notations.

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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.