TWO ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PROGRAMS OF CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES. Irv Docktor John Adams, Stephen Hough, illustrtator.
TWO ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PROGRAMS OF CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES
TWO ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PROGRAMS OF CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES

TWO ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PROGRAMS OF CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES

NY: NY Philharmonic, 2004. No Binding. Irv Docktor (1918 - 2008) was an American illustrator and educator best known for his work as a book and magazine illustrator in the 1950s and 1960s. His versatile work appeared in hundreds of books, but he was best known for hardcover dustjackets, like Patricia Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train" and five first editions of Robert Heinlein science fiction novels including "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" He also illustrated cover designs for Playbill, like his original art for the program for Robert Anderson's landmark drama "Tea and Sympathy". Docktor and his family lived in Fort Lee, NJ, where in 1957, he found a home in the woods, with an inspiring view of the Hudson River and NY skyline that he often sketched. His family frequently attended New York City museums and theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet. During performances, Docktor sketched what he was seeing in the Playbill. (Provenance: Docktor's heirs) Two fine examples of his work at classical performances offered here are: Original illustration, 1995, black fine tip pen, one sheet for the program for the performance of pianist Stephen Hough for Unity Concerts at Montclair High School Community Auditorium, April 23, 1995. Striking black pen illustration of pianist Hough. Signed by Hough and signed by Docktor in handsome calligraphic script "Steven Hough Playing Copeland, Schuman, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky" Original illustration, 2004, fine tip felt pen and watercolor for the program for John Adams conducting at the New York Philharmonic in May 2004. Lovely watercolor in lucious bluish-purple traversing the double page in the program, which is complete (i.e not excised from program.) Signed by artist Docktor " Irv Docktor John Adams Rehearsal and signed by conductor Adams, too. Program included compositions by Charles Ives and Adams himself, with Audra McDonald soprano. Near Fine. Item #012725

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