""Uncle Willie""   Lot no. 2320

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 20, 1956 (Estimated)
15.00" x 12.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Broadway Comedy, `Uncle Willie` with Menasha Skulnik, Edith Fellows, Martin Rudy, Nita Talbot & Arline Sax. Directed by Robert Douglas, designed by Ralph Alswang & Guy Kent, the production ran 12/20/56 - 4/20/57 for 141 performances at the John Golden Theatre. On 20" x 15" illustration board, with blue to indicate halftone. Appeared in the New York Journal-American. 15" x 12" image. Minor soiling.

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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.