The collection consists of photographs of musicians and fine artists taken by the cellist, James Arkatov. The photographs
are in the process of being digitized. The finding aid will continue to be updated as the digital files become available.
Jim Arkatov has had distinguished careers as a musician and photographer. He was born in Odessa, Russia and left with his
family at an early age for San Francisco, where he developed as a child prodigy and gave his debut cello recital at age 14.
At age 18, he was invited by Fritz Feiner to join the Pittsburgh Symphony. Later, he joined the San Francisco Symphony with
Pierre Monteux, and went on to be principal cellist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under Fabien Sevitzky.
4.0 Linear Feet
(8 boxes containing 2975 photographs)
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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