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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

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:

Daniel M. Mendelowitz papers, [ca. 1950-1970]

Creator:
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus, 1905-1980  Search this
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus, 1905-1980  Search this
Subject:
Abramowitz, Carrie  Search this
Ackerman, Gerald M.  Search this
Adams, Mark  Search this
Allen, Donald R.  Search this
Baxter, Robert  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray  Search this
Berggruen, John Henry  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
Brakeley, Theresa C.  Search this
Breer, Robert  Search this
Brooks, E. Howard  Search this
Brown, Philip  Search this
Bush, Robert  Search this
Casey, Richard  Search this
Castellons, Hilda  Search this
Chapman, Ruth  Search this
Chiswick, Lloyd  Search this
Cooney, William, Mrs  Search this
Culver, Kenneth Leon  Search this
Curtis, Joan  Search this
Cushing, Frederic S.  Search this
Deaton, Charles  Search this
De Grummond, Lena Young  Search this
De Vries, Helen  Search this
Dinahanian, Richard  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Eisner, Elliot W.  Search this
Eitner, Lorenz  Search this
Elias, Hans  Search this
Elsen, Albert Edward  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Faulkner, Ray Nelson  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Finch, Jean  Search this
Forster-Hahn, Francoise  Search this
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman  Search this
Gilbert, Rita  Search this
Gray, Lewis  Search this
Gruenberger, John  Search this
Gunn, Richard L.  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hellman, Judith Adler  Search this
Hoekema, James  Search this
Howard, Dan  Search this
Imbrie, Andrew  Search this
Kahn, Matt  Search this
Kearney, Patricia  Search this
Knesse, Carolyn  Search this
Knesse, Martin  Search this
Knowles, Joseph E.  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio  Search this
Leek, Thomas  Search this
Levine, Lawrence W.  Search this
Lewis, R. E.  Search this
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil)  Search this
Madison, Charles Allan  Search this
Marfyak, Jan  Search this
Martell, Karla  Search this
McIntosh, David  Search this
McManus, Maureen Eleanor  Search this
Meyer, Susan E.  Search this
Meyer, William  Search this
Miller, Dwight Earl  Search this
Moore, Bob  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Palmer, Herbert Bearl  Search this
Paterson, Anthony R.  Search this
Powers, Harry  Search this
Powell, John  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Renwick, Hugh  Search this
Richardson, John Adkins  Search this
Roth, Elizabeth E.  Search this
Russell, John  Search this
Sears, Robert R.  Search this
Sidney, Neilma  Search this
Stewart, Marion C.  Search this
Studebaker, Jan  Search this
Tomko, George P.  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Wakeham, Duane A.  Search this
Walker, Robert A.  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Wheeler, Daniel  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Stanford University. Dept. of Art  Search this
Topic:
Drawing -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8064
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210235
AAA_collcode_menddani
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210235

Daniel M. Mendelowitz papers

Creator:
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus  Search this
Names:
Stanford University. Dept. of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Abramowitz, Carrie  Search this
Ackerman, Gerald M.  Search this
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Allen, Donald R.  Search this
Baxter, Robert, 1933-  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray, 1929-  Search this
Berggruen, John Henry, 1943-  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
Brakeley, Theresa C.  Search this
Breer, Robert  Search this
Brooks, E. Howard, 1921-  Search this
Brown, Philip  Search this
Bush, Robert  Search this
Casey, Richard  Search this
Castellons, Hilda  Search this
Chapman, Ruth  Search this
Chiswick, Lloyd  Search this
Cooney, William, Mrs  Search this
Culver, Kenneth Leon, 1903-  Search this
Curtis, Joan, 1914-  Search this
Cushing, Frederic S.  Search this
De Grummond, Lena Young  Search this
De Vries, Helen  Search this
Deaton, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Dinahanian, Richard  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Eisner, Elliot W.  Search this
Eitner, Lorenz  Search this
Elias, Hans, 1907-  Search this
Elsen, Albert Edward, 1927-  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Faulkner, Ray Nelson, 1906-  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Finch, Jean, 1933-  Search this
Forster-Hahn, Francoise  Search this
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman  Search this
Gilbert, Rita, 1942-  Search this
Gray, Lewis  Search this
Gruenberger, John  Search this
Gunn, Richard L., 1935-  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Hellman, Judith Adler  Search this
Hoekema, James  Search this
Howard, Dan, 1931-  Search this
Imbrie, Andrew, 1921-  Search this
Kahn, Matt  Search this
Kearney, Patricia  Search this
Knesse, Carolyn  Search this
Knesse, Martin  Search this
Knowles, Joseph E.  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio, 1914-  Search this
Leek, Thomas  Search this
Levine, Lawrence W.  Search this
Lewis, R. E.  Search this
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil), 1913-1993  Search this
Madison, Charles Allan, 1895-1985  Search this
Marfyak, Jan  Search this
Martell, Karla  Search this
McIntosh, David  Search this
McManus, Maureen Eleanor  Search this
Meyer, Susan E.  Search this
Meyer, William  Search this
Miller, Dwight Earl, 1929-  Search this
Moore, Bob  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Palmer, Herbert Bearl, 1915-2006  Search this
Paterson, Anthony R., 1934-  Search this
Powell, John  Search this
Powers, Harry  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Renwick, Hugh  Search this
Richardson, John Adkins  Search this
Roth, Elizabeth E., 1918-  Search this
Russell, John, 1919-  Search this
Sears, Robert R., 1908-1989  Search this
Sidney, Neilma  Search this
Stewart, Marion C.  Search this
Studebaker, Jan  Search this
Tomko, George P.  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Wakeham, Duane A., 1931-  Search this
Walker, Robert A.  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Wheeler, Daniel  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Extent:
5.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1950-1970]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, class lecture notes; manuscripts for published books, "History of American Art" (1960, 1969), "Drawing" (1967), "Drawing: A Work Book and A Guide to Drawing;" financial material; minutes from faculty meetings and plans for a new art building at Stanford University; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
Correspondents include: Carrie Abramowitz, Gerald Ackerman, Mark Adams, Judith Adler, Donald R. Allen, Robert Baxter, Dennis Beall, John Berggruen, Keith Boyle, Theresa C. Brakeley, Robert C. Breer, E. Howard Brooks, Philip Brown, Robert Bush, Richard Casey, Hilda Castellons, Ruth Chapman, Mrs. (Bebe) William Cooney, Lloyd Chiswick, Kenneth L. Culver, Joan Curtis, Frederic S. Cushing, Charles Deaton, Lena Young De Grummond, Helen De Vries, Richard Dinahanian, Lamar Dodd, Elliot W. Eisner, Lorenz Eitner, Hans Elias, Albert Elsen, Jonathan Fairbanks, Ray Faulkner, Philipp Fehl, Lorser Feitelson, Jean Finch, Francoise Forster, Ruth Gannett, Neilma Gantner, Rita Gilbert, Lewis Gray, John Gruenberger, Richard L. Gunn, Edith Hamlin, Betty Hoag, James Hoekema, Dan F. Howard, Andrew W. Imbrie, Matt Kahn, Patricia Kearney, Martin and Carolyn Knesse, Joseph E. Knowles, Mauricio Lasansky, Thomas Leek, Lawrence Levine, Raymond E. Lewis, W. McNeil Lowry, Charles A. Madison, Jan Marfyak, Karla Martell, David McIntosh, Susan E. Meyer, William Meyer, Dwight Miller, Bob Moore, Maureen McManus, Nathan Oliveira, Herbert Palmer, Anthony Paterson, Harry Powers, John Powell, Stephen S. Prokopoff, Hugh Renwick, John A. Richardson, Elizabeth E. Roth, John Russell, Robert R. Sears, Marion Clark Stewart, Jan Studebaker, George P. Tomko, Beth Van Hoesen, Duane Wakeham, Robert A. Walker, Robert R. Wark, Dan W. Wheeler, and John Wilmerding.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel Marcus Mendelowitz (1905-1980) was an art historian, educator, and author from Stanford, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Mildred Mendelowitz, Mendelowitz's wife.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Stanford  Search this
Educators -- California -- Stanford  Search this
Topic:
Drawing -- Study and teaching  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.menddani
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-menddani

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