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Bella Davidovich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Autographed Original Drawing

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Bella Mikhaylovna Davidovich (born July 16, 1928), Jewish Soviet-born American pianist. Dmitry Sitkovetsky (born September 27, 1954), Soviet-Russian born classical violinist and conductor. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed by Davidovich and son Sitkovetsky. Additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1986 / Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Bella Davidovich playing Sonata for Violin and Piano by Maurice Ravel."

In 1978 Davidovich emigrated to the United States, where she became a naturalized citizen. She has taught at the famous Juilliard School in New York City since 1982.

Dmitry Sitkovetsky was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, to violinist Julian Sitkovetsky and pianist Bella Davidovich.

With the spirit of perestroika, Davidovich became the first Soviet émigré musician to receive an official invitation from the Soviet agency Goskoncert to perform in her native country. She played concertos, a recital with her son Dmitry Sitkovetsky playing the violin, and chamber music with the Borodin String Quartet to sold-out halls.

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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