"Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean"   Lot no. 2431

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

c. 1950 - 1952 (Estimated)
8.00" x 6.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Center Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Baseball Legend and Sportcaster, Jay Hanna `Dizzy` Dean, probably done ca. 1950-52 when the colorful former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals began to do radio/TV play-by-play announcing for the New York Yankees (which only lasted 1950-51); could also have been rendered when Dean began calling plays over the Mutual Broadcasting System in 1952. Throughout his sports brioadcasting career, Dean was an engaing longtime spokesman for Falstaff Beer.

This illustration is on 15.00" x 11.00" illustration board, the drawing itself measuring to 8.00" x 6.00." Fine 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.