"Caricature Portrait of Robert Young"   Lot no. 2350

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 24, 1961 (Estimated)
14.25" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Ink on Illustration Board Caricature Portrait of Robert Young ringing in holiday cheer and getting into the spirit in his role as Cameron `Cam` Garrett Brooks to promote the Christmas Day, 1961 episode of his new post-`Father Knows Best` series, `Window on Main Street`. Finished caricature art would adorn the cover of the Dec 24, 1961 issue of Pictorial Magazine and TView Section, the Sunday supplement of The New York Journal-American.; 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" image, good condition. Includes copy of the original cover.

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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.