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Exhibition Detail
BE KIND: a tribute to Leo Holub
Curated by: David Himmelberger
855 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

March 25th, 2009 - April 30th, 2009
March 28th, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ferry steamer to Oakland, Leo HolubLeo Holub, Ferry steamer to Oakland,
1950, Gelatin silver print
© Leo Holub all rights reserved
Other (outside main areas)
650 691-9812
Mon-Thu 10:30-5; Fri-Sat 10:30-7; Sun 10-2
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Himmelberger Gallery is proud to present Be Kind: A Tribute to Leo Holub, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Leo Holub. Now 92, Leo received his first camera in 1930, when photography was only beginning to be accepted as an art form. Leo attended the now historic F-64 group exhibition at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1932 which exhibited works by pioneering photographers such as Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, who later became colleagues of Leo's. Typically modest about his ties with such creative luminaries, Holub says of his friends, "I knew they were famous, but we all just got together."

Almost every artist strives to give his unique imprint on his medium-breathtaking landscapes, sensuous nudes, mysterious abstracts, etc. Leo Holub is a photographer who did not go out to find a special photograph, rather he was ready and when he saw something that interested him and the light was right, that was his photograph. Leo Holub is a person who sees the positive, gentle side of life.

Leo is not only an excellent photographer but is also an intrinsic part of San Francisco's history in the 20th century.

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