Contains photographic prints, in formats including albumen prints (many hand-colored), collotypes, gelatin silver prints. All images but one are of Japanese origin and depict Japanese people and scenes. The other image depicts a group of yogis in India.
Biographical / Historical:
Noted screenwriters Gloria Katz (October 25, 1942-November 25, 2018) and Willard M. Huyck Jr. (September 8, 1945-) met as film students in the 1960s and married in 1969. They worked closely with George Lucas, writing for films such as American Graffiti, Star Wars (uncredited), and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They also wrote, with Huyck directing and Katz producing, Howard the Duck.
In addition to their careers in the film industry, Katz and Huyck collected art, with particular interest in Japanese photography from the 19th century to the present era. Images from their collection were published in Views of Japan (Steidl, 2017). The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery acquired their collection of Japanese photographs in 2018; the 19th century photographs came to the Freer and Sackler Archives. Katz and Huyck's interests extended beyond Japan, as evidenced by Colin Murray's "Group of Yogis," donated to the Archives in 2015.
For 20th and 21st century Japanese photographs acquired from Gloria Katz and Willard M. Huyck Jr., see the Gloria Katz and Willard M. Huyck Jr. Collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2018.2.1--S2018.2.349 and S2018.13--S2018.16.
The collection is open for research use.
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