"Drawings for National Graphic Magazine (6)"   Lot no. 2237

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 29, 1953 (Estimated)
11.00" x 9.00"; 9.00" x 7.00"
Pen and Ink on Paper
Signed Lower Left



Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for National Geographic Magazine commemorating the May 29, 1953 summiting of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzig Norgay.

Variations executed with brush and ink on paper. Two final versions on 20.00" x 15.00" illustration board, some are matted. Images measure to 11.00" x 9.00" and 9.00" x 7.00". Minor soiling.

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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.