""Father Knows Best" "   Lot no. 2240

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 18, 1958 (Estimated)
15.00" x 11.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for `Father Knows Best`, the enduring and endearing CBS-TV family sitcom (1954-1960), here featuring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt & Lauren Chapin. Used for the cover of the May 18, 1958 New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section to promote the series` episode which aired Monday, May 19, 1959.

This piece is on 20.00" x 15.00" illlustration board with an image that measures to 15.00" x 11.00." 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.