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Leo Holub papers

Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Names:
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Held, John, 1947- -- Photographs  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
1 Linear foot (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-2001
Scope and Contents:
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).
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.holuleo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holuleo

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holub97
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo 1916-2010  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Creator:
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Subject:
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
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
Art Schools in California Oral History Project  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes (90 min) : analog
Transcript: 34 p
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
1997
1997 July 3
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Photography  Search this
Local number:
aaa
AAA holub97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216329

Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001

Creator:
Holub, Leo 1916-2010  Search this
Subject:
Held, John 1947-  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.3 linear ft
Addition: 1.0 linear ft
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1936
1936-2001
Local number:
AAA
AAA holuleo
Restrictions & 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
See more items in:
Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227826

Imogen Cunningham

Photographer:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1972
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6111
See more items in:
Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6111

Richard Diebenkorn

Photographer:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Subject:
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1963
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6112
See more items in:
Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6112

Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3

Interviewee:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
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
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:

Leo Holub papers, 1936-2001

Creator:
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010  Search this
Subject:
Held, John  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6344
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227826
AAA_collcode_holuleo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227826

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