"1948 Presentation of Israel's Habima Company of "The Dybbuk" in rep with "D"   Lot no. 2257

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 1, 1948 (Estimated)
12.00" x 7.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1948 Broadway presentation by Israel`s Habima Company of `The Dybbuk` in rep with `David`s Crown`, `The Golem` & `Oedipus Rex`. Directed by Eugene Vakhtangov, starring Shimon Finkel, Ahron Meskin and Hana Rovina, the show ran at the Broadway Theatre from 5/1/48 to 6/3/48, for 16 performances (on tour). The illustration was used for the New York Herald Tribune, and a clipping is included. Habima (Hebrew for 'Stage') is the national theatre of Israel.

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 12.00" x 17.00."  Some soiling, editor's notes in margins.

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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.