"1958 NBC-TV Western, "Buckskin""   Lot no. 2338

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 3, 1958 (Estimated)
14.00" x 10.75"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1958 NBC-TV Western `Buckskin`, starring child actor Tom Nolan, with Sally Brophy & Mike Road, set in Montana during the 1880`s and narrated by Nolan`s character, Jody O`Connell. The show ran July 3, 1958 - May 25, 1959. This drawing was probably for the New York Journal-American, but a clipping from the July b31, 1958 Virginian-Pilot TV section is included. On 15" x 20" illustration board, with preliminary and more realistic sketch on same size board. 14" x 10 3/4" image. Tear in left margin just touches image.

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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.