Text Box: HARMONIE AUTOGRAPHS AND MUSIC INC.

MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD
Text Box: COMPOSER Art
RICHARD STRAUSS -  COMPOSER

Price: $250.00

MINT CONDITION

Limited edition original bas relief plaque in hard fired pigmented cement by artist & sculptor Sidney J. Navratil, 1975. The plaque is signed on the obverse by the artist who has written the composer’s name and date.  It was one of an edition of fifty and as it is not numbered was likely retained by the artist. The plaque weighs 3 pound, 9 ounces and is 8” x 9.5” and has a hanging mechanism on the obverse.

The Czech American artist (1916-2002) was both a graphic artist and sculptor emigrated to the United States at thirteen in 1929.  He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1941 with a degree in graphic art.  He joined the United States Army in 1942, assigned to the 648 Army Engineer Topographic Battalion where he was a surveyor for the highway which links Alaska and Canada.  His diaries from the project are published in the 1992 book Alcan Trail Blazers.  In 1945 he joined the Huot Art Studio in Pittsburgh where he was a graphic artist for 19 years.  He opened his own studios in 1964 and retired in 1996.  A classical music aficionado, he created a series of limited edition plaques of composers and other luminaries.  We are aware in the music field in addition to Strauss, a Stravinsky, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven were created.  Examples of the composer series hang in Heinz Hall, the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Note: We will only ship this item to US domestic addresses.  While it is in mint condition and appears to be stable, we are concerned shipping this item overseas, even well packaged may cause breakage.

A superb likeness!

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