Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The George Wachsteter Auction

George Wachsteter may be a guy you never heard of, but now that you've seen some of his drawings here, go and look at Drew Friedman's blog for more -- and I don't think you'll forget.

George Wachsteter was a contemporary of the New York Times' Al Hirschfeld. Mr. Wachsteter was staff artist for the New York Journal-American until the late 1960s when his eyesight began to fail. After four decades, he had no choice but to leave the profession and departed New York to live in Maine.

On March 24, 2013, the Thomaston Place Galleries in Thomaston, Maine will hold an auction of what looks to be the greatest pile of vintage originals by this master caricaturist.

Take a look at Drew's blog for more information on Mr. Wachsteter. And take a look at that technique.

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