"Caricature for CBS-TV's "Step on the Gas""   Lot no. 2275

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 16, 1960 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil & Graphite on Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for CBS-TV`s `Step on the Gas` starring Hans Conried, Shirley Jones, Pat Carroll & Jackie Cooper, in the Max Liebman musical comedy review, a special presentation of `The United States Steel Hour`, promoted as `a high-powered musical about motor-mad America... a solid hour of fun on wheels.` Telecast on Oct 19, 1960.. Artwork appeared on the cover of the Oct 16, 1960 cover of the New York Journal-American TView Magazine. On 15" x 20" illustration board with overlay of colored pencil and graphite. Includes copies of the orginal magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Very 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.