"Caricature for "The World of Mr. Sweeney" Promo"   Lot no. 2266

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 14, 1955 (Estimated)
8.50" x 8.75"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Ink on Illustration Board with overlaid corrections and half-toning, layout for `The World of Mister Sweeney` promo, NBC-TV 15 min daily program that aired from 1953-1955, this with dated snipe of March 14, 1955, featuring Charlie Ruggles as Cicero P. Sweeney, owner of the General Store in Mapleton, and Glenn Walken as his grandson Kippy, 8 1/2" x 8 3/4" image on 14 3/4" x 13 1/4" illustration board, yellowing from overlays. Includes original 8x10 glossy press photo of the drawing with snipe from J. Walter Thompson Company.

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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.