"Playwright, George Bernard Shaw (2 Illustrations)"   Lot no. 2378

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1951-52 (Estimated)
4.00" x 3.25" and 5.00" x 4.00" Images
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right and Center Right



Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Playwright George Bernard Shaw, probably done 1951-52, when there were seven Shaw plays on Broadway, after the bristly and brilliant author and satirist had died in 1950 at the age of 94. On illustration board, matted. For the New York Herald-Tribune.

These illustrations are on 10.50" x 9.00" and 8.25" x 7 .50" sized boards. The images measure to 4.00" x 3.25" and 5.00" x 4.00." Good condition.

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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.