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Life of Washington

Artist:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff, 1896 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Mural*
Dimensions:
368cm x 861.2cm (144 7/8" x 339 1/16"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1935?
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: City and County of San Francisco
Object number:
332 A-I
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41844c63e-41b3-49b5-8d2a-e9ce4e3e2829
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_332_A-I

George Washington

Artist:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff, 1896 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Concrete relief*
Dimensions:
73cm x 47cm x 10cm (28 3/4" x 18 1/2" x 3 15/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1934
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: City and County of San Francisco
Object number:
334 CCSF
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm434d8e092-ce8d-464a-bd00-4944a1440e4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_334_CCSF

Lucien and Marcelle Labaudt papers, 1896-1987

Creator:
Labaudt, Lucien Adolphe, 1880-1943  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Ferier, André  Search this
Gerstle, Wilhelm  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton  Search this
Ford, C.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sotomayor, Antonio  Search this
Ozenfant, Marthe  Search this
Pflueger, Timothy Ludwig  Search this
Rowan, Edward Beatty  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Biberman, Edward  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
London, Charmian  Search this
Matisse, Henri  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery  Search this
California School of Design  Search this
San Francisco Women Artists  Search this
Citation:
Lucien and Marcelle Labaudt papers, 1896-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco -- Exhibitions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Costume -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7257
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209407
AAA_collcode_labaluci
Theme:
New Deal
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209407

James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Creator:
Watrous, James Scales, 1908-  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Ballator, John R.  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Citation:
James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8607
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210787
AAA_collcode_watrjame
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210787

Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, circa 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953

Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, circa 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8702
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210883
AAA_collcode_arnavict
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210883
Online Media:

California art research / Gene Hailey, editor, 1936-1937

Creator:
California Art Research Project  Search this
Subject:
Abdy, Rowena Meeks  Search this
Aitken, Robert  Search this
Albright, Gertrude Partington  Search this
Albright, Hermann Oliver  Search this
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Atkins, Arthur  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham  Search this
Bergman, Frank  Search this
Berlandina, Jane  Search this
Bethers, Ray  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Boynton, Ray Scepter  Search this
Bremer, Anne  Search this
Breuer, Henry Joseph  Search this
Bruton, Margaret  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Cadenasso, Giuseppe  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Chin, Chee  Search this
Cravath, Ruth  Search this
Cummings, M. Earl  Search this
Cuneo, Rinaldo  Search this
Dickman, Charles John  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Forbes, Helen  Search this
Fortune, Ephemia Charlton  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Grant, Charles Henry  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hansen, Armin C. (Armin-Carl)  Search this
Hansen, Herman W.  Search this
Hesthal, William  Search this
Hill, Thomas  Search this
Hobart, Clark  Search this
Howard, Charles  Search this
Howard, John Galen  Search this
Howard, John Langley  Search this
Howard, Robert Boardman  Search this
Jorgensen, Christian  Search this
Joullin, Amedee  Search this
Keith, William  Search this
Kent, Adaline Dutton  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Mackey, Spencer  Search this
Macky, Constance L.  Search this
Martinez, Xavier  Search this
Mathews, Arthur Frank  Search this
McComas, Francis John  Search this
Mora, Joseph Jacinto  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose  Search this
Nahl, Arthur Charles  Search this
Nahl, Charles Christian  Search this
Nahl, Hugo Wilhelm Arthur  Search this
Nahl, Perham Wilhelm  Search this
Nahl, Virgil Theodore  Search this
Obata, Chiura  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Peters, Charles Rollo  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Pommer, Julius  Search this
Poole, Horatio Nelson  Search this
Post, George  Search this
Puccinelli, Dorothy Wagner  Search this
Puccinelli, Raimondo  Search this
Putnam, Arthur  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Raphael, Joseph  Search this
Rexroth, André, Mrs.  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis  Search this
Rix, Julian  Search this
Robinson, Charles Dorman  Search this
Rosenthal, Toby Edward  Search this
Sandona, Matteo  Search this
Sargeant, Geneve Rixford  Search this
Scherbakoff, Sergey John  Search this
Schnier, Jacques  Search this
Sekido, Yoshida  Search this
Sheridan, Joseph Marsh  Search this
Sparks, Will  Search this
Stackpole, Ralph  Search this
Tavernier, Jules  Search this
Tilden, Douglas  Search this
Tojetti, Domenico  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus  Search this
Williams, Virgil Macey  Search this
Withrow, Evelyn Almond  Search this
Wores, Theodore  Search this
Zakheim, Bernard Baruch  Search this
Hailey, Gene  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- California -- San Francisco
Citation:
California art research / Gene Hailey, editor, 1936-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and state -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212370
AAA_collcode_caliarp
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212370

Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014

Creator:
Carlton, Brents, 1903-1962  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Judson  Search this
Nichols, Dale  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen  Search this
Dean, Mallette  Search this
De Patta, Margaret  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Helser, Carrie Carlton  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Brents Carlton papers, 1903-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10811
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214545
AAA_collcode_carlbren
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214545
Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Moya del Pino

Interviewee:
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Sept. 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of José Moya del Pino conducted 1964 Sept. 10, by Mary McChesney, for the New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project.
Moya del Pino speaks of his youth in Spain, and his education in Rome and in Paris; meeting Matisse; moving to San Francisco and taking up portraiture there; starting with the Federal Art Project (FAP) and working on a mural at Coit Tower; political problems with the murals and other work done under the FAP; painting a mural in a post office in Alpine, Tex., and other murals; how work was assigned; his mural for the Social Security Building in Washington, D.C.; and his feelings about government support for the arts and how it should be administered. He recalls Diego Rivera and Victor Arnautoff.
Biographical / Historical:
José Moya del Pino (1891-1969) was a Spanish born painter and mural painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 57 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moyade64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa474986-b9ae-4922-9308-f4feadccc6c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moyade64
Online Media:

Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers

Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Names:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-2017
bulk 1920-1953
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist and art teacher Victor Mikhail Arnautoff measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1920 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1920 to 1953. The collection contains biographical material such as marriage certificates, passports, naturalization certificates, and an Arnautoff family history; correspondence between family members, as well as with colleagues including Diego Rivera, and with institutions concerning Arnautoff's work; writings about Arnautoff and others, including his statement regarding the House Un-American Activities Committee Hearing; professional records related to mural projects and exhibitions of Arnautoff's work; and printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and On the Drumhead by Mike Quin, illustrated by Victor Arnautoff. Also included are a scrapbook containing correspondence, printed material, and photographs highlighting Arnautoff's career with particular emphasis on the controversy surrounding his Dix McSmear lithograph, as well as photographic material depicting Arnautoff, other individuals, and works of art. The bulk of the collection is made up of artwork, including sketches, a sketchbook, watercolors, and prints.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-1952, 1961-1979, 1995-1997 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1923-2008 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1956, circa 1984-2006 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Professional Records, 1940-1953, 1963-2004 (Box 1, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1998, 2007-2017 (Boxes 1-2, OV 5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1928-1968, 1979-1981 (Bound Volume 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-circa 1960s, 2015 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1950s (Boxes 2-3, OVs 6-13; 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff (1896-1979) was an artist and art teacher known for his murals. Arnautoff was born in the Ukraine and served in the Russian army during World War I. After a defeat in Siberia, he crossed into China, where he remained for five years. In China he met and married his wife Lydia, and they had their first two sons.

In 1925 Arnautoff went to San Francisco to study at the California School of Fine Arts. He continued with his family to Mexico in 1929 and became an assistant to muralist Diego Rivera. While in Mexico, his third son was born, and Arnautoff met Bernard Zakheim, with whom he would later work on the Coit Tower murals. Arnautoff and his family returned to San Francisco in 1931 and in 1934 he was chosen to paint one of the murals at the Coit Tower with funding from the Public Works of Art Project. Arnautoff was one of the most prolific muralists in San Francisco in the 1930s, completing murals at Coit Tower and the Palo Alto Clinic, as well as the Presidio chapel, George Washington High School, and the California School of Fine Arts library. He also painted murals at five post offices in California and Texas.

Arnautoff began teaching at the California School of Fine Arts in 1936. He taught at Stanford from 1938 to 1962 and also taught art courses at the California Labor School.

Following the death of his wife in 1961, Arnautoff retired from teaching at Stanford and returned to the Soviet Union in 1963. While living there he continued to create works of art and published a memoir. He died in Leningrad in 1979.
Provenance:
The Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1983 by Jacob and Vasily Arnautoff, Victor Arnautoff's sons. Additional papers were donated in 2018 by Michael and Peter Arnautoff, Victor Arnautoff's son and grandson, and by Robert Cherney, a scholar who wrote a book about Arnautoff.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.arnavict
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99889c245-52bb-43ac-b9c0-1c546fd1dcb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arnavict
Online Media:

Oversize Sketches and Paintings

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Oversize 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920s-1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f08c937b-8efe-46d1-8be7-04967bd276e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref102

Photographs of Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 7: Photographic Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw937c211be-7425-4837-af1e-6005110c1aeb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref86

Sketches — Figures

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9baa19a67-947f-432d-88e9-c1598e8df4e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref90

Oversize Sketches — Figures

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Oversize 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1932
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9217e095b-b91e-45e6-a626-a392c68010bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref91

Sketches — Historical

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f8ce781-779a-44a0-afd9-60780272c4cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref93

Sketches — Mexico

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-circa 1930
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93a907f1f-273c-4157-a823-f79c50c805be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref94

Sketches — Murals

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9131df28c-b1dc-4102-9870-f4658c8aad49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref95

Sketches — Palo Alto Clinic

Collection Creator:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers, 1920-2017, bulk 1920-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers
Victor Mikhail Arnautoff papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9167b431f-5a4c-495f-83b3-39632fb5f3e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnavict-ref96

Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Gaw, William A.  Search this
Hackett, Dick  Search this
Holub, Florence  Search this
Mackey, Spencer  Search this
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Oldfield, Otis  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo  Search this
Randolph, Lee F.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sinel, Joseph Claude  Search this
Smith, Hassel  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Wilson, Charis  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Stanford University. Dept. of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts  Search this
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12356
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216329
AAA_collcode_holub97
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216329
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leo Holub

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Creator:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Stanford University. Dept. of Art  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Faculty  Search this
University of California, San Francisco. School of Fine Arts -- Students  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail, 1896-1979  Search this
Barnes, Matthew Rackham, 1880-1951  Search this
Corbett, Edward, 1919-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Gaw, William A., 1891-1973  Search this
Hackett, Dick  Search this
Holub, Florence  Search this
Mackey, Spencer, 1880-1958  Search this
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-  Search this
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Piazzoni, Gottardo, 1872-1945  Search this
Randolph, Lee F., b. 1880  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sinel, Joseph Claude, 1889-1975  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (90 min), analog)
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 July 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Leo Holub conducted 1997 July 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Holub discusses his background, being born in Arkansas, moving to New Mexico, and then to Oakland, Calif. (1923); early educational experiences in Oakland, and later at the Art Institute of Chicago; seeing Edward Weston's photographic work at an exhibition in Chicago, and admiring Weston's nude studies of Charis Wilson; his return to the Bay Area; his studio on Montgomery St. (Monkey Block); meeting painter Matthew Barnes, who had assisted Diego Rivera with his murals at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), 1931-1932; his experiences as a student at CSFA- its program and instructors which included Maurice Sterne, Gottardo Piazzoni, Lee Randolph, Dick Hackett, Otis Oldfield, William Gaw, Spencer Mackey, and Victor Arnautoff; fellow students including Hassel Smith, Ed Corbett, and Florence Michelson (his future wife); and his beginning awareness of modernism.
Holub discusses his involvement with the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939); apprenticeship with industrial designer Joe Sinel and the advent of the product design era; his founding of Design Development Associates, and staying only a year before moving to Grass Valley, Calif. for his son's health; his return to the Bay Area, succeeding Emmy Lou Packard at the San Francisco Planning Office graphic arts dept.; working at the housing agency and redevelopment agency and as chief designer for the Bay Area Rapid Transit report.
He recalls his encounter with Ansel Adams at the 1955 Yosemite workshop where Holub produced a pictorial map of Yosemite; Adam's "zone system" of exposing for shadows and developing for highlights; going on to teach at CSFA (1955-1957), where Imogen Cunningham was a guest instructor; Minor White replacing him; his ten years at Stanford University's planning office (1960-1970); his campus views "Stanford Scene" that were used by the university to appeal for more space for the art dept., and his shows at Stanford's art gallery in 1964 and at the Washington, D.C. home of Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980.
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Holub (1916-2010) was a photographer, lithographer, and teacher from San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- California
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.holub97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94a5ec6a4-7e88-40a7-8b1c-4379fe338240
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holub97
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Oral history interview with Richard Ayer, 1964 September 26

Interviewee:
Ayer, Richard Gentry, 1909-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-2022  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Volz, Herman  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Richard Ayer, 1964 September 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11989
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213236
AAA_collcode_ayer64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213236
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