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Creator:
Jacobs, Mimi, 1911-1999  Search this
Subject:
Zammitt, Norman  Search this
Brice, William  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Wasserstein, Julius  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Gilhooly, David  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman  Search this
Villa, Carlos  Search this
Saunders, Raymond  Search this
Hudson, Robert H.  Search this
Adams, Mark  Search this
Beasley, Bruce  Search this
Richardson, Sam  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles Arthur  Search this
Dill, Guy  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
De Forest, Roy  Search this
Bechtle, Robert Alan  Search this
Raffael, Joseph  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. Robert Emory,  Search this
Paris, Harold Persico  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Ramos, Mel  Search this
Todd, Mike  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Valledor, Leo  Search this
McLean, Richard Thorpe  Search this
Gooch, Gerald  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Allan, William George  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler)  Search this
Sinton, Nell  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Berlant, Anthony  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Martin, Bill  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Armer, Ruth  Search this
Wonner, Paul John  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Ihle, John Livingston  Search this
Siegriest, Louis B.  Search this
Neri, Manuel  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Goldyne, Joseph R.  Search this
Conner, Bruce Guldner  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Asawa, Ruth  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Reichman, Fred  Search this
Graham, Robert  Search this
Holland, Tom  Search this
Light, Alvin  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson  Search this
Blunk, J. B.  Search this
Shaw, Richard Blake  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Gordon, Russell Talbert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
140 photographic prints : b&w
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Photographs of artists, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, taken by Mimi Jacobs.
Artists photographed: Ansel Adams, Robert Arneson, Ruth Asawa, Billy Al Bengston, Fletcher Benton, Robert Bechtle, J. B. Blunk, William Brice, Joan Brown, Imogen Cunningham, Jay De Feo, Eleanor Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Archeliat Esherick, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Robert Graham, Henry Hopkins, Robert B. Howard, John Ihle, Robert Irwin, Allen Jones, Alvin Light, Lee Mullican, Isamu Noguchi, Howard Paris, Joseph Raffael, Fred Reichman, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Richard Shaw, Louis Siegriest, Nell Sinton, Wayne Thiebaud, DeWain Valentine, Leo Valledor, Carlos Villa, Peter Voulkos, William T. Wiley, Emerson Woelffer.
Photographs of Mark Adams, William Allan, Jeremy Anderson, Ruth Armer, Charles Arnoldi, Dennis Beall, Bruce Beasley, Tony Berlant, Elmer Bischoff, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Roy de Forest, Tony DeLap, Guy Dill, Claire Falkenstein, Gerald Gooch, Russell Gordon, Wally Hedrick, Tom Holland, Robert Hudson, Robert Emory Johnson, Frank Lobdell, Robert Craig Kaufman, Richard McLean, Bill Martin, Manuel Neri, Bruce Nauman, Nathan Oliveira, Mel Ramos, Sam Richardson, Michael Todd, Julius Wasserstein, Paul Wonner and Norman Zammitt.
In 1999, additional photographs were donated including many duplicates of the previous donations. These include 50 mounted photographs of West Coast artists, twenty-four of which were exhibited in 1980 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and published in 50 West Coast Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors (1981, Chronicle Books). Photographs are of Ansel Adams, Robert Arneson, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Bechtle, Fletcher Benton, J. B. Blunk, William Brice, Joan Brown, Imogen Cunningham, Jay De Feo, Eleanor Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Archeliat Esherick, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Robert Graham, Henry Hopkins, Robert Howard, John Ihle, Robert Irwin, Allen Jones, Alvin Light, Lee Mullican, Isamu Noguchi, Howard Paris, Joseph Raffael, Fred Reichman, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Richard Shaw, Louis Siegrist, Nell Sinton, Wayne Thiebaud, De Wain Valentine, Leo Valledor, Carlos Villa, Peter Voulkos, William Wiley, and Emerson Woeffer.
Citation:
[Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer], 1971-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1195 & 2759 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Photographer; Kentfield, Calif.; b. 1911; d. April 1, 1999. Known in the San Francisco Bay Area for her portraits of prominent local figures, many of whom were artists. She eventually expanded her scope beyond Northern California to included artists in the Los Angeles region as well. These images were widely reproduced in books and in exhibitions and in many cases became the portraits by which the individuals were best known. Among her subjects were Ed Ruscha, Robert Graham, Peter Voulkos, Joan Brown, Isamu Noguchi, Jay DeFeo, Wayne Thiebaud, Imogen Cunningham, and Richard Diebenkorn. Several exhibitions were devoted to the photographs as independent works of art, an acknowledgement of their pictorial qualities as well as their value as documents.
Provenance:
Donated 1976-1992 by Mimi Jacobs. Additional photos, many of them duplicates of previous donations, were donated in 1999 by Leslie Fleming, Jacobs' daughter, for the Estate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9285
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211480
AAA_collcode_jacomimi
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211480