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Alexander Dmitriyev

Autographed Original Drawing

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Alexander Sergeyevich Dmitriyev (born January 19, 1935), Russian conductor of orchestral and choral music and opera. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed by Dmitriyev and additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1987 / Alexander Dmitriyev conducting Leningrad State Symphony of the U.S.S.R. in Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 by D. Shostakovich / Carnegie Hall / October 29, 1987"

Dmitriyev has been director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Karel Autonomous Republic, and Principal Conductor of the Maly Academic Opera House in Leningrad. Since 1977 he has been Chief Conductor and Artistic director of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia. He has toured many countries worldwide performing a wide range of musical periods and styles. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of Honour for Merit in the field of Culture and Art by Vladimir Putin.

George 'Georges' Krishizki (March 22, 1924 – December 20, 2001), Russian-Polish-American illustrator who came to the U.S. in 1949. While he earned acclaim for his renderings of the city’s architectural landmarks, it was his on-the-spot drawings of musicians in performance that attracted an especially appreciative audience. In a 1973 article published in conjunction with two simultaneous exhibitions, Georges explained the genesis of his long-running engagement with the concert hall: “I’ve always enjoyed going to concerts, and one day I decided it would be fun to combine my interests in music and art and make sketches of musicians during performances.”  Indeed, the most remarkable feature of Georges’ oeuvre, apart from the astounding range of performers who gladly expressed their approval and appreciation by signing, is the skill with which the drawings are accomplished.

This original pen and ink illustration, measuring approximately 9 x 12, on heavy-weight sketch paper, is in fine condition with some light overall toning. Its verso is blank and clean.

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