Atanas Katchmakoff, sculptor, with his bronze Madonna sculpture, Los Angeles, 1935
- Atanas Katchmakoff, sculptor, with his bronze Madonna sculpture, Los Angeles, 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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- April 16, 1935
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Bulgarian sculptor Atanas Katchmakoff graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, and studied under Professor A. Nikolo in Rome and Franz Stuck in Munich. In 1923 he won the first prize at the Vienna international exhibition. He immigrated to Hollywood in 1927-1928 where he worked as a sculptor and art teacher.
Atanas Katchmakoff seated next to his bronze Madonna sculpture.
Another photograph of Atanas Katchmakoff, with this sculpture, with his attorney Saul Ruskin, and art expert Dr. Ernest L. Tross appears in a Los Angeles Times article on 4/17/1935 titled: "Worth of Statue Debated: Value of Lost Madonna Estimated in Cost Case." At this time Katchmakoff sued Fred Keeler, the owner of the foundry that cast his Madonna sculpture for losing the plaster original. Two bronze sculptures had been made, but the owner of the bronze Madonnas had refused to allow his bronzes to be used to produce a new plaster cast.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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