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Valentin Yotkov


Jim Kelso

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While in New York last week I had a nice chat with my friend Valentin Yotkov who I have known for several years. He lives and works in Brooklyn but was trained in repoussage the classic European way apprenticing under Alexander Raiev. This isn't carving, but I thought many would appreciate his lovely work.

 

I particularly appreciate his "Homage to my teacher".

 

VALENTIN YOTKOV

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I'm deeply touched by this mans evident depth of feeling for another, who he regarded as his teacher. All this despite the fact that he evidently only (?) spent a single year with him. What a wonderful and exemplary lesson this is to us all.

 

To quote Sir Isaac Newton; " If I see far it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants"

 

respect,

 

Ford

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