Igor Kipnis Alexander Kipnis, Westport
Medium gelatin silver print
Photo Date 1947 ca. Print Date 1975 ca.
Dimensions 10 x 8 in. (254 x 203 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
Alexander was a famous operatic bass who, as we see here, was also an avid watch collector.
After years of struggling on the streets of Ukraine and Bessarabia, Alexander made his way to the Warsaw Conservatory to study conducting. By the 1930's he had performed at many of the world's major opera houses.
Here he is seen adjusting the gears of one of his watches while wearing a monocle. His son, Igor, who continued in his father's footsteps to create a very successful career in music, has posed his father before his collection of men's pocket watches.
From the estate of Igor Kipnis.
This photograph was printed later.
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