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Art Collector, Expert Robicsek to Speak Feb. 11

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—Renowned Charlotte heart surgeon, art collector and author Dr. Francis Robicsek will present a lecture, “Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Drawings,” at Wofford College on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Olin Theater.

Robicsek is a renowned collector of art and shares his impressive collection with the public at the Lily and Francis Robicsek Galleries at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and in six well-received books on pre-Columbian Mayan art, ceramics and history.

His collection of Spanish Colonial art will be on display March 1 through April 27 in the Sandor Teszler Library Gallery at Wofford.

Robicsek has published seven books and written more than 600 papers in art, medicine, anthropology and bioengineering. He has presented more than 450 lectures at national and international meetings.

A native of Miskolc, Hungary, Robicsek last year served as a visiting professor and a head of a medical team that worked in northern Romania, a region that has had no open heart surgery for children.

Robicsek is chairman of the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center; medical director of the Carolinas Heart Institute; and professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is certified by the Hungarian Board of Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.