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[Pictorial material from the Hubert Julian Stowitts papers].
BANC PIC 2012.116--ALB v.1; BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.2; BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.3; BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.4; ...
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Title:

[Pictorial material from the Hubert Julian Stowitts papers]

Creator/Contributor:

Stowitts, Hubert Julian, 1892-1953, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Sunami, Soichi, 1885-1971

Creator/Contributor:

Brown, Lansing.

Creator/Contributor:

Riel, Frans van.

Abstract:

Includes formal and snapshot portraits of Stowitts and other personal photographs; photographs of art works by Stowitts, chiefly those of his major series of paintings, including depictions of Ballets Russes dancers and other ballet performers, Chinese opera, Javanese dancers, Vanishing India, American Olympic athletes, and metaphysical figures pertaining to the Atomic Age; and publicity stills of motion picture and dance productions for which Stowitts worked. Also includes portrait photographs of other dancers and motion picture performers, including Anna Pavlova and Ruth St. Denis. Also includes original drawings by Stowitts. Also includes postcards pertaining to various subjects; print reproductions of Stowitts' paintings; clippings pertaining to Stowitts' career; packets of powdered lithograph ink; and miscellaneous ephemera.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

a-ii--- -- a-io---
Stowitts, Hubert Julian -- 1892-1953 -- Archives
Stowitts, Hubert Julian -- 1892-1953 -- Portraits
Pavlova, Anna -- 1881-1931 -- Pictorial works
St. Denis, Ruth -- 1880-1968 -- Portraits
Ballets russes -- Pictorial works
Ballet dancers -- Pictorial works
Dancers -- India -- Pictorial works
Dancers -- Indonesia -- Pictorial works
Olympic athletes -- Pictorial works
Operas, Chinese -- Pictorial works
Gay artists -- Pictorial works
Dance -- 20th century
Artists -- 20th century
Figure painting

Note:

Collected by Hurbert Julian Stowitts.
Numerous photographers, including Soichi Sunami, Lansing Brown and Frans van Riel.
Also includes postcards, clippings, photomechanical reproductions of artwork and miscellaneous ephemera.
Title devised by cataloger.
Packets of printing powder ink shelved in Historical Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:191--OBJ (carton 14).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES, NITRATE TRANSPARENCIES and POWDER INK CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.
Pictorial material from the Hubert Julian Stowitts papers, BANC PIC 2012.116 , The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Nancy McGie and Susan Reed ; 2012.
Hubert Julian Stowitts was born in Rushville, Nebraska on June 26, 1892. His family later moved to California and eventually settled in Los Angeles. Stowitts attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 1915, and where he first began to study dance. While performing in Berkeley's Greek Theatre, he was discovered and recruited by Anna Pavlova of the Ballets Russes. He became one of the star dancers of the company, performing in various productions until the early 1920s. After a brief career as a solo dancer, Stowitts retired from ballet and began to pursue other interests, including figure painting, choreography, costume and set design, motion picture performance, travel and traditional dance of other cultures. His scholarly studies and painted depictions of traditional Indonesian and Indian dance and costume enjoyed wide popularity in the 1930s. In 1936, while in Berlin accompanying an exhibition of his figure paintings of American Olympic athletes, Stowitts assisted Leni Reifenstahl on her documentary Olympia. Riefenstahl protected Stowitts from persecution for being gay, but his exhibition was closed by the Nazi regime because of their objection to the manner in which Stowitts depicted Jewish and African-American athletes. Stowitts continued to lecture on Indian and Javanese culture and to paint privately for the remainder of his life. Hubert Julian Stowitts died in San Marino, California on February 8, 1953.
Container list available in library.
Transferred from the Hubert Julian Stowitts papers (BANC MSS 2012/165).

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Publicity photographs.
Drawings.
Postcards.

Physical Description:

drawing
photonegative
photoprint
slide
11 boxes, 6 albums and 6 oversize folders (ca. 950 photographic prints, ca. 350 slides, ca. 220 negatives, ca. 290 transparencies, ca. 75 drawings, 5 packets printing powder ink) and 8 negatives: b&w and color ; 49 x 39 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2012.116--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.2
BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.3
BANC PIC 2012.116--fALB v.4
BANC PIC 2012.116--ALB v.5
BANC PIC 2012.116--ALB v.6
BANC PIC 2012.116--B box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--AX
BANC PIC 1977-2014--NEG(strip) misc. box 6
BANC PIC 2012.116--LAN box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG box 2
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG box 3
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG box 4
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG (5x7) box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--NNEG (5x7) box 2
BANC PIC 19xx.031:191--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2012.116--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2012.116
BANC PIC 2012.116

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES, NITRATE TRANSPARENCIES and POWDER INK CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.

Related Item:

Hubert Julian Stowitts papers : Stowitts, Hubert Julian, : 1892-1953