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Carlos Montoya

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Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993), prominent Flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular Flamenco style of music, original pen and ink "on-the-spot" illustration by George 'Georges' Krishizki. Signed, dated and titled by Krishizki: "Carlos Montoya / Carnegie Hall / November 24, 1984 / Georges / 1984." Accompanied by a smaller preliminary sketch on a program clipping.

Montoya's unique style and successful career, despite all odds, have left a great legacy for modern day Flamenco. It is because of his pioneering work in popular Flamenco music that have allowed other great modern groups such as the Gipsy Kings to take hold in all parts of the world.

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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