"Broadway Drama, "Two for the Seesaw""   Lot no. 2220

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 26, 1958 (Estimated)
13.00" x 16.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Broadway drama `Two for the Seesaw`, starring Henry Fonda as disillusioned Nebraska lawyer Jerry Ryan & Anne Bancroft, making her Broadway debut as lovelorn, Bronx-accented Gittel Mosca, which also garnered her a Tony for Best Actress. Directed by Arthur Penn, designed by George Jenkins & Virginia Volland, the production ran 1/26/58 - 10/31/59, for 750 performances at the Booth Theatre. The illustration was used for the New York Journal-American.

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 13.00" x 16.00." Fine condition, edge stain. 

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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.