""Voice of Firestone" with Sally Ann Howes"   Lot no. 2329

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 30, 1962 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Painted Paper Color Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) ABC-TV`s `Voice of Firestone` w Sally Ann Howes, for Sun Sept 30, 1962 cover New York Journal-American TView Mag. Done to promote the return of this venerable classical music program to prime time starting Sun, Sept 30, 1962. Howes (of Broadway`s `My Fair Lady` fame), is joined by violin virtuoso Mischa Elman, and Metropolitan Opera singers Rise Stevens & Cesare Siepi. On 20" x 15" illustration board, with photostat layout on second board having painted paper color overlay. Includes copies of the original magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Minor soiling. 



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

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.

 

 


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