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Classic Theatre and Concert Venue interiors from around the globe, group of 13 original pen and ink "on-the-spot" illustrations by George 'Georges' Krishizki. Each is signed and dated by the artist. Included: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1975, 1976, 1978; The State Theatre - Lincoln Center, New York, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978 (x2), 1980; Mariinsky Theatre, Leningrad, 1977 (x 2); La Comedie Francaise, Paris, 1984; The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1977.

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.

The original pen and ink illustrations, measuring approximately 9 x 12 inches each, on heavy-weight sketch paper torn from the artist's pad, are in fine condition with some light overall toning and fray to left edges. Versos are blank and clean.

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