Scans copyright © 1911-2004 George Wachsteter Estate / Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
A gradual loss of his vision ended his drawing career prematurely in the late 1960's and he lived in relative obscurity with his wife in Elmhurst Queens till his death in 2004. In March, 2008, The Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery of Wartburg College, Iowa, presented "The Lost Drawings of George Wachsteter: A 30 Year Retrospective." His life works, including paintings, sketches and drawings, were found in boxes after his death in 2004.
Art Director Mathew Wilson worked with Wachsteter's family and estate to archive the collection for this exhibition @ Invaluable.com. Among the pieces in "Lost Drawings" were drawings and watercolors of performers like Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Zero Mostel, Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson.