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Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969

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Creator:
Crane, Arnold H.
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
Blatas, Arbit
Brandt, Bill
Brassaï
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)
Cunningham, Imogen
Doisneau, Robert
Evans, Walker
Kertesz, Andre
Ray, Man
Rothstein, Arthur
Siskind, Aaron
Smith, W. Eugene
Steichen, Edward
Strand, Paul
White, Minor
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
50 items (on partial microfilm reel).
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:
Fifty silver gelatin print photographs which Arnold Crane took of other photographers. Among the subjects are Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Gyula Halász Brassei, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Man Ray, Arthur Rothstein, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Minor White.
Citation:
Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 1427 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Use Note:
Copyright restrictions apply.
Biography Note:
Photographer, and photograph collector; Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Herbert Molner, a photograph collector.
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7541
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209700
AAA_collcode_cranarnh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Photograph of a Negro History Week display at The Emporium

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Photograph by:
Strohmeyer Photographs
Subject of:
Frances M. Albrier, American, 1898 - 1987
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/4 x 8 in. (24.8 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
photographs
Date:
April 29, 1957
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Topic:
African American
Photography
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection
Object number:
2010.60.6
Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Edward Steichen

Photographer:
Crane, Arnold H.
Subject:
Crane, Arnold H.
Steichen, Edward
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968-1969
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 36 x 28 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14995
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Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969
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Archives of American Art

Walker Evans

Photographer:
Crane, Arnold H.
Subject:
Crane, Arnold H.
Evans, Walker
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968-1969
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 36 x 28 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14996
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Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969
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Archives of American Art

W. Eugene Smith

Photographer:
Crane, Arnold H.
Subject:
Crane, Arnold H.
Smith, W. Eugene
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968-1969
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14998
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Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969
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Archives of American Art

Man Ray

Photographer:
Crane, Arnold H.
Subject:
Crane, Arnold H.
Ray, Man
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968-1969
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 51 x 40 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14997
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Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers,", 1968-1969
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Archives of American Art

[Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer], 1971-1981

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Creator:
Jacobs, Mimi, 1911-1999
Subject:
Adams, Ansel
Adams, Mark
Allan, William George
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe
Armer, Ruth
Arneson, Robert
Arnoldi, Charles Arthur
Asawa, Ruth
Beall, Dennis Ray
Beasley, Bruce
Bechtle, Robert Alan
Bengston, Billy Al
Benton, Fletcher Chapman
Berlant, Anthony
Bischoff, Elmer
Blunk, J. B.
Brice, William
Brown, Joan
Celmins, Vija
Chicago, Judy
Conner, Bruce Guldner
Cunningham, Imogen
De Forest, Roy
DeFeo, Jay
DeLap, Tony
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore
Diebenkorn, Richard
Dill, Guy
Falkenstein, Claire
Francis, Sam
Gilhooly, David
Goldyne, Joseph R.
Gooch, Gerald
Gordon, Russell Talbert
Graham, Robert
Hedrick, Wally
Holland, Tom
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler)
Howard, Robert Boardman
Hudson, Robert H.
Ihle, John Livingston
Irwin, Robert
Johnson, Robert E. Robert Emory,
Kauffman, Craig
Light, Alvin
Lobdell, Frank
Martin, Bill
McLean, Richard Thorpe
Mullican, Lee
Nauman, Bruce
Neri, Manuel
Noguchi, Isamu
Oliveira, Nathan
Paris, Harold Persico
Raffael, Joseph
Ramos, Mel
Reichman, Fred
Richardson, Sam
Ruscha, Edward
Saar, Betye
Saunders, Raymond
Shaw, Richard Blake
Siegriest, Louis B.
Sinton, Nell
Thiebaud, Wayne
Todd, Mike
Valledor, Leo
Villa, Carlos
Voulkos, Peter
Wasserstein, Julius
Wiley, William T.
Woelffer, Emerson
Wonner, Paul John
Zammitt, Norman
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.
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists
Artists
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9285
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211480
AAA_collcode_jacomimi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Eliot Elisofon photographing wildlife by lake Edward. Virunga National Park, Congo (Democratic Republic), [negative]

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Photographer:
Bracher, Maya
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"The park includes: part of Lake Edward (Lake Rutangize), the Semliki River valley, parts of the Rwindi, Ishasha and Rutshuru valleys south of the lake, the Virunga area within former Zaïre, and part of the Rwenzori range. Lake Edward belongs to the Nile river system and Lake Kivu to the Congo Basin river system. Some of the largest wild animal concentrations in Africa occur along the rivers of the park. Mammals in the savanna of the Rwindi area include: elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, numerous antelope including kob and Defassa waterbuck, warthog, lion, spotted hyena, bushbuck, and various monkeys." This photograph was taken by Maya Bracher when she traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971. She was on assignment for Eliot Elisofon when he wrote, produced, and directed a four-hour television series for Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) titled Black African Heritage (1973). The series was divided into four segments, lasting 50 minutes each: The Congo, The Bend of the Niger, The Slave Coast, and Africa's Gift.
Topic:
Natural landscapes
Photographers
Local number:
EENG-IX-4, 1A
EEPA EENG 08433
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe

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Photographer:
Rönnebeck, Arnold H., 1885-1947
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Stieglitz, Alfred
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Lake George, N.Y.
Date:
1924
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 negative : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.
Summary:
Arnold Ronnebeck photograph of Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe lying in the grass under a tree at Lake George, N.Y.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6268
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Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe

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Photographer:
Rönnebeck, Arnold H., 1885-1947
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Stieglitz, Alfred
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Lake George, N.Y.
Date:
1924
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 negative : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.
Summary:
Arnold Ronnebeck photograph of Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe at Lake George, N.Y.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6269
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Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe

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Photographer:
Rönnebeck, Arnold H., 1885-1947
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Stieglitz, Alfred
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Lake George, N.Y.
Date:
1924
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 negative : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.
Summary:
Arnold Ronnebeck photograph of Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe at Lake George, N.Y.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6270
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Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe

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Photographer:
Rönnebeck, Arnold H., 1885-1947
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Stieglitz, Alfred
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Lake George, N.Y.
Date:
1924
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 negative : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.
Summary:
Arnold Ronnebeck photograph of Alfred Stieglitz photographing Georgia O'Keeffe at Lake George, N.Y.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photography
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6271
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Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Dunes at Oceano, California

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Photographer:
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
Subject:
Weston, Edward
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Calif.
Date:
1936
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16273
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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Carl Van Vechten

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Photographer:
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Subject:
Van Vechten, Carl
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1932
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 21 x 14 cm.
Summary:
Self-portrait of photographer Carl Van Vechten.
Identification on verso (handwritten): "May 20, 1932".
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5434
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Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Stereo Photographers Stereographs, 1893-1904

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Collector:
Kraus, Jeffrey (dealer)
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Publishers:
Strohmeyer & Wyman
Vendor:
Raven Books
Subject:
Underwood, Bert 1862-1943
Strohmeyer, H. A (photographer)
Ponting, Herbert George 1870-1935
Physical description:
Silver gelatin stereographs on paper, approx. 4" x 7", mounted on "warped" or curved cards
4 items
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Stereographs
Place:
Japan
Aso-san volcano (Japan) (OPPS Neg. No. 92-14160)
Date:
1893
1893-1904
1890-1910
1890-1920
Notes:
Three of the stereographs depict men who were significant figures in the history of stereoscopic photography, especially vis-a-vis Underwood & Underwood.
Summary:
Four stereographs showing stereo photographers at work: (1) "Taking a View for You & U," copyright 1893 by J. F. Jarvis, Washington, D.C. (little girl holding field camera); (2) uncaptioned view of man standing on pier amid ruins, published by Underwood & Underwood, n.d., identified as Bert Underwood in pencil on mount; (3) "Our well known Stereoscopic Photographer, H. A. Strohmeyer--Blanket Court-martialed by his Army friends," copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman; and (4) an Underwood stereo photographer, apparently Herbert G. Ponting, at crater of Aso-san volcano, Japan, copyright 1904 by Underwood & Underwood.
Cite as:
Collection 414, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Stereoscopy
Volcanoes
Photographers
Local number:
92-14160 (OPPS Neg., Ponting image)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves provided by staff, unless protected by plastic sleeves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

#4, #6, and #8 on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

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Photographer:
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991
Subject:
Abbott, Berenice
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1936 Mar 20
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16274
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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Andres Serrano papers, 1979-2012

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Creator:
Serrano, Andres, 1950-
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Biographical material; correspondence including personal and professional letters, faxes and emails; writings; commission files; financial and legal records; color photographs of subjects; and printed material relating to the career of photographer Andres Serrano.
Citation:
Andres Serrano papers, 1979-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Andres Serrano (1950- ) is a photographer in New York, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by Andres Serrano.
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16299
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373783
AAA_collcode_serrandr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Mark Green reflected in a North Beach storefront window

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Photographer:
Green, Mark, 1932-
Subject:
Green, Mark
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1957
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Summary:
Identification on verso (handwritten): Self portrait no. bch 1957; Mark Green; KR 4 10 sec; 10 sec; No. Beach before 1960.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11530
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Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001

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Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010
Subject:
Adams, Ansel Easton
Held, John
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Ruscha, Edward
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.3 linear ft.
Addition: 1.0 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical material, letters, postcards, notebooks, photographs, and printed material, document Holub's career as a photographer and his association with Ansel Adams.
125 study/work prints related to the book "Leo Holub: Photographer," 1981 and printed material, including a review of the book, and biographical information on Holub; two Chouinard Art Institute Catalogs (c. 1936-1939), four black and white photographs, one color photograph of Ed Ruscha, Paul Karlstrom, and John Held, Jr. (b. 1947) in Tom Marioni's studio (2001).
ADDITION: Seven notebooks of letters, postcards, and photographs (1960s-1980) from Ansel Adams and others and those concerning Adams' exhibition Elequent Light at the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco (1963) and book, "An Introduction to Hawaii," by Adams and Edward Joesting (1964). Found are photographs taken by Holub, including b&w (8"x10") photographs of the Adams' opening of the de Young exhibition, and ten packets of photographs of Adams at various sites and venues from the 1960s to 1982, and one packet of photos and cards from his wife, Virginia Best Adams (1904-2000).
Citation:
Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Photographer, educator; San Francisco, Calif. Leo Holub (b. 1916) began his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (1936-1937) and at the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute) (1938-1940). From 1946-1956, he worked with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Department, and the Housing Authority, and with the regional study for the Bay Area Rapid Transit. He returned to the CSFA to teach objective drawing (1956-1958). By 1960 he joined the Stanford University Planning Office as a senior planner and in 1969 created the studio photography courses for the Art Department. His work as a professional photographer began that year, over twenty years after his first encounter with Ansel Adams (1902-1984) at his Yosemite workshop in 1948. He attended another of Adams' Yosemite workshop in 1955 and also studied with photographer Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), a personal advisor and friend for over forty years.
Provenance:
Donated 2001-2003 by Leo Holub. Additions are expected.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227826
AAA_collcode_holuleo
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Benjamin F. Curtis papers, 1910-1925

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Creator:
Curtis, Benjamin F.
Subject:
Eliot, Charles William
Fleischner, Otto
Gardner, Isabella Stewart
Parker, John A. (John Albert)
Potter, Louis McClellan
Sargent, John Singer
Curtis & Cameron, Inc
United States.National Park Service
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
16 items (partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel)
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:
Miscellaneous letters and photographs from the files of art photographer Benjamin F. Curtis of the firm of Curtis & Cameron, Inc. The items mainly relate to portrait painter John Singer Sargent.
Included are two letters to Curtis from Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, February 26 and March 2, 1925, regarding portraits of him by painters John Singer Sargent and Louis Potter, and a photo of each portrait, 1910 and undated, (one taken by Curtis & Cameron, Inc.). Eliot requests that Curtis' print of Sargent's portrait of him not be used in publication as it "looks to me like a picture of a complacent fop seven feet tall" and that he prefers Charles Hopkinson's portrait instead. Of the Louis Potter bust, he writes "my family say unanimously that it is a good looking man but that it is not I."
Also included are two letters, undated, from Isabella Stewart Gardner (another of Sargent's sitters) to "Dear Sir" and "Dear Mr. Sears"; an undated letter (plus typescript) to Mr. [Otto] Fleischner, Assistant Librarian of the Boston Public Library, from Sargent regarding a complaint about his murals in the library, writing that he does not want to get into an argument with a woman who considers his murals "a bewildering, crowded, rotten world of dogmas, distress and medievalism"; four photographs of Sargent, including a portrait of him at age eight, Sargent receiving an honorary doctorate at Harvard University in 1916, and one dated 1925, Montreal; a photo by Keystone View Co. of Sargent's painting "Artist Sketching," and two of portraits of Sargent by Raymond M. Crosby and an unidentifed artist.
Citation:
Benjamin F. Curtis papers, 1910-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 5050, frames 932-962 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Curtis was a fine arts photographer; Boston, Mass. with the firm of Curtis& Cameron, Inc.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 by John A. Parker, Benjamin F. Curtis' son-in-law.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6595
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215899
AAA_collcode_curtbenj
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Archives of American Art

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