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Andrés Segovia

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Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (February 21, 1893 – June 2, 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain, original pen and ink "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. Signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Andrés Segovia at Avery Fisher Hall playing Dance in C major by Granados/ April 4, 1984 Georges / 1974."

Segovia's contribution to the modern-romantic repertoire not only included commissions but also his own transcriptions of classical or baroque works. He is remembered for his expressive performances: his wide palette of tone, and his distinctive musical personality, phrasing and style.

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. Verso is blank and clean.

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