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Eliot Chapo

Autographed Original Drawing

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Eliot Chapo, Professor of Violin, has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony, among others. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed by Chapo and additionally signed and dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1974 / Eliot Chapo concerto for Violin and Orchestra, G major, K. 216 by W.A. Mozart."

Prior to his appointment to the FSU faculty in 1984, Mr. Chapo was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Ballet and Opera Orchestras, as well as associate concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He is also concertmaster of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1997.

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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