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.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing
Arts Special Collections. Literary 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