"Bertolt Brecht's 1947 Biographical Study, "Galileo""   Lot no. 2296

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 7, 1947 (Estimated)
6.75" x 8.75"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Bertolt Brecht`s 1947 biographical study, `Galileo` starring Charles Laughton, produced by the Experimental Theatre & ANTA. Laughton also provided the English translation. Directed by Joseph Losey, designed by Robert Davidson, the show ran 12/7-14/47 at Maxine Elliott`s Theatre. The other actors depicted are Philip Swander, Joan McCracken, John Carradine & Hester Sondergaard. This drawing appeared in the Dec 7, 1947 New York Herald Tribune, clipping included. On 10" x 15" illustraton board. 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" image. Some soiling, editors notations.

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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.