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Gerhard Bosse

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Gerhard Bosse (January 23, 1922 - February 1, 2012), German violinist and conductor. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed by Bosse and additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1984 / Gerhard Bosse, Leader and Violin Soloist of Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra of Leipzig."

From 1948 to 1951 he was concert master of the little Radio Orchestra Weimar. In 1949 Bosse was a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and 1951 concertmaster of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig under Hermann Abendroth . He also became a professor at the Leipzig Academy of Music. From 1955 to 1987, bosses concertmaster of the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the conductor Franz Konwitschny , Václav Neumann and Kurt Masur . From 1955 to 1977 he was first violinist of the Gewandhaus Quartet . In 1963, the bosses Bach Orchestra of the Gewandhaus Leipzig, which he directed until 1987.

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 and some soiling and spotting to its top right hand corner and edge. Its verso is blank and clean.

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