Krikko Obbott's full name is Gregory Krikko Obbott. He grew up in a
small Nigerian village, and got his earliest artistic start by drawing
on mud bricks with bits of charcoal. He wasn't introduced to pencils
until he entered grade school, which changed both his artistic
expressions and his future career choices.
An architect by trade, Krikko Obbott graduated from the school of the
arts and architecture at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in
1981. He uses postcards and photographs to assist him with
perspectives for his pencil drawings, and says that these drawings
allow him to combine architecture with his love of the fine arts. By
1999, he had been able to take this combined love and turn it into
more than 15,000 drawings of buildings in various cities all over the
The artist has said that while his profession is that of "architect",
his true passions are drawing and playing the saxophone. He is
passionate about Jazz music, and at least one source dating from 1999
states that he was due to release a CD. I have unfortunately not been
able to locate this CD, nor has the proprietor of our local jazz shop
ever heard of Krikko.
As of the last available web page update, Krikko makes his home in New
The Internet Archive shows the last archived copy of Krikko's website
as April 29, 2001. He seems to have since then utterly disappeared
from the web.
In NYC, you can find Krikko's work for sale in the following
# The Empire State Building: 5th Ave @ 34th Street, 86th Floor
# NYC The Statue Of Liberty: Liberty Island, NYC
# 304 Fifth Avenue
# NYC The Skyscraper Museum, 44 Wall Street NY, NY 10005
For more information about Krikko and his work, you can try contacting
him through Krikko Productions:
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 1-888-756-ARTS (2787)
To find the information for this artist profile, I used the Internet
Archive's Wayback Machine. Searching on "http://www.krikko.com"
produced the following results:
Search Results for Jan 01, 1996 - Jan 10, 2003: http://www.krikko.com
The search returned five results, and two versions of the page.
Information about the artist was gathered from the following pages:
The Cityscape/Skyline Artist
Learn About Krikko
Additionally, I searched the EBSCOHost database at the Toledo-Lucas
County Public Library, and found the following reference:
"New York Times, 10/26/97, Vol. 147 Issue 50957, Section 14 p8, 1bw
Author(s): Radomsky, Rosalie R.
Abstract: Features Gregory Krikko Obbott and his drawing `New York
City: Super Big Apple.' Comments on the level of detail on the
drawing; Value of the drawing; Educational background of Obbott."
Source: EBSCOHost MasterFile
The article cited is available online. To view it, you'll need to
register, but registration is quick and free:
NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: FINANCIAL DISTRICT; Pencil Perspective on City
I hope you find this answer helpful! If I can be of further
assistance, simply ask for clarification and I'll be glad to help!
Search terms: [ http://www.krikko.com ] at the Internet Archive, and
"Krikko" in the EBSCOHost database of magazine and newspaper articles.