""Look Back in Anger""   Lot no. 2397

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 1, 1957 (Estimated)
12.00" x 15.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1957 Broadway Drama, `Look Back in Anger`, by Paul Osborne, with Mary Ure, Alan Bates & Jack Livesey. Directed by Tony Richardson with set design by Alan Tagg and costumes by Motley, the shocking and vibrant meditation that was an autobiographical portrait of Osborne`s unhappy marriage to Pamela Lane played at the Lyceum and John Golden Theatres 10/1/57-9/20/58 for 407 performances. Richardson went on to direct the film version in 1959, starring Richard Burton. On 15" x 20" illustration board with blue to indicate halftone. Probably for the New York American Journal. Includes preliminary sketch. 12" x 15" 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.