"Caricature for George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan""   Lot no. 2271

Add to Want List

By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 16, 1967 (Estimated)
13.00" x 11.00"
Ink, Color Overlay and Original Proof Printing on
Signed Lower Right



Ink on Illustration Board with Color Overlay and original proof printing for George Bernard Shaw's 'Saint Joan' used on the cover of 'Showtime' for the 1967 Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC-TV, depicting Genevieve Bujold (in her American TV debut), Theodore Bikel, Raymond Massey, Roddy McDowall, Leo Genn & David Birney, this program ran on Dec 16 & 17, 1967, the image is 13" x 11", on 20" x 15" board. 'Phil Pastoret' written at top of overlay (cartoonist), with note at bottom 'Anything you can add or change to contribute to the stain glass effect will be welcome'. Wachsteter's eyesight was failing completely by this time.

Explore related art collections: 1960s / Black & White / $100 - $5,000 / Comics/Cartoon

See all original artwork by George Wachsteter



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.