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Robert White

Autographed Original Drawing

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Robert White, tenor. Original, vintage, pen and ink, "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. The hand drawn illustration has been signed by Wikstrom, and additionally signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Georges / 1973 / Robert White singing Schubert's Five Songs."

Today White's singing is applauded by audiences worldwide. He has sung for five American Presidents, Britain's Queen Mother and Prince Charles, Monaco's Royal Family, and Pope John Paul II. Symphonic and chamber music appearances include the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the New York Pops, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Mr. White has sung at major music festivals, including New York's 'Mostly Mozart,' as well as the Aspen, Edinburgh, Prague, Hong Kong and Spoleto Festivals. His work in opera ranges from Baroque pieces to Mozart's 'Don Giovanni,' Smetana's 'The Two Widows,' Bizet's 'Carmen,' Musorgsky's 'Boris Godunov,' and modern operas such as Hindemith's 'The Long Christmas Dinner,' and Menotti's 'Labyrinth.'

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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