""I'm Dickens, He's Fenster""   Lot no. 2305

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 14, 1963 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for ABC-TV Comedy `I`m Dickens, He`s Fenster` (1962-1963) starring John Astin as Harry Dickens and Marty Ingals as Arch Fenster, both playing carpenters getting into fixes on and off the construction site. Artwork graced the Sunday July 14, 1963 cover of the New York Journal American TView Section. On 22" x 14 1/4" illustration board, includes copy of the original magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Toned.

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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.