ROSS LEE FINNEY - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 16142
Sale Price $216.00
ROSS LEE FINNEY
Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Ross Lee Finney draws and writes regarding a request for a photograph
Original Art/Autograph Note Signed: "Ross Lee Finney", in pencil.1p. 8½x11, University of Alabama letterhead. University, Alabama, no date. To: Miss Bemminger. In full: "[self caricature] Dear Miss Bemminger: The above's about as food a picture of me as any. It will have to do for the moment. I have asked my secretary to send you a better, but I'll not be able to sign it. My best Greetings", in pencil. Finney (1907-1997), an American composer and music teacher, received the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for his "First String Quartet". Other awards followed, including two Guggenheim fellowships, the Boston Symphony Award, the Brandeis Medal and election to both the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Finney's works include eight string quartets, four symphonies, numerous chamber works and song cycles, two stage works and an unfinished opera, A Computer Marriage. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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