Natalia Danko

Born in 1892 in Tiflis into the family of railway employees. Studied in Moscow at Stroganov Shool and City Art School before working in various sculptors’ studios. Joined Imperial Porcelain Factory in 1914 as an assistant to Vasiliy Lebedev who was the head of sculpture workshop at the time.

Head of sculpture workshop at State Porcelain Factory from 1919 to 1941. During her long and fruitful career created over 300 various figures and compositions. Danko’s work was shown at the Paris 1925 Exhibition and again in Paris in 1937, and at the Monza Exhibitoon of 1927. Died of starvation during the WWII siege of Leningrad in 1942.

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