Paderewski, Ignace Jan
Frameable signature (with portrait) of the great Polish pianist, composer, and statesman
Autograph ID: 7058
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1860-1941) Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. Debuted in Vienna in 1887 and Paris in 1889, became the most popular concert pianist since Liszt and especially known for his interpretations of Chopin. He made his 1st US tour in 1891. His compositions include the opera Manru (1901), a symphony, concertos, and orchestral and piano pieces, among which is his popular Minuet in G. He devoted himself to the cause of Polish independence 1910-20. He aided in assistance of Polish victims of WW I and made US concert tours to raise funds for Polish relief. After WW I, he was elected Prime Minister and also served as Foreign Minister of the Polish Republic, serving January-November 1919.
4 ¾ x 6 ¾ sheet of blue-printed “The Windsor/New York” hotel stationery, signed vertically by Paderewski, with ca. 1915 sepia unsigned portrait for matting and framing.”