"Drawing of George Kelly's "Craig's Wife""   Lot no. 2351

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 12, 1947 (Estimated)
7.50" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the revival of George Kelly`s `Craig`s Wife`, starring Philip Ober and Judith Craig, at Playhouse Theatre, NYC, which ran Feb 12 to Apr 12, 1947. Artwork appeared in the drama section of the New York Journal-American, on illustration board, includes clipping and engraving order. 7 1/2" x 10" board. Lightly soiled, rubbed.

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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.