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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 Charis Wilson, 1982 March 24

Interviewee:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Subject:
Weston, Edward  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Authors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photography  Search this
Written communication  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213196
AAA_collcode_wilson82
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213196
Online Media:

Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941

Creator:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Subject:
Holger, William  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Place:
California -- description and travel
Topic:
Art and photography -- California  Search this
Documentary photography -- California  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208936
AAA_collcode_wilschar
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208936

Oral history interview with Charis Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Luebbermann, Mimi  Search this
Names:
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1982 March 24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charis Wilson conducted by Mimi Luebermann for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charis Wilson (1914-2009) was a writer from Aptos, California. Married to photographer Edward Weston.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 1 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Authors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Photography  Search this
Written communication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson82
Online Media:

Charis Wilson papers

Creator:
Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009  Search this
Names:
Holger, William  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 125 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
California -- description and travel
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence between Edward Weston and Charis Wilson and publishing companies regarding requests to publish photographs and articles; a photograph of Charis Wilson by William Holgers; a typescript of Wilson's "Journal of Guggenheim Year 1937-1938" describing the Westons' Guggenheim sponsored tour photographing California. The journal is dated from March 22, 1937, when the Westons received notification of the Guggenheim Fellowship award, to April 24, 1939, and provides very detailed descriptions of their activities during that time.
Biographical / Historical:
Charis Wilson (1914-2009) was a writer in Aptos, Calif. Wilson married photographer Edward Weston.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Wilson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Journal: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Curator of Manuscripts, Huntington Library. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art and photography -- California  Search this
Documentary photography -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wilschar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilschar

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