[Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer]

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jacomimi
Creators:
Jacobs, Mimi
Dates:
1971-1981
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
140 Items
photographic prints
b&w
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs of artists, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, taken by Mimi Jacobs.
Scope and Contents
Artists photographed: Ansel Adams, Robert Arneson, Ruth Asawa, Billy Al Bengston, Fletcher Benton, Robert Bechtle, J. B. Blunk, William Brice, Joan Brown, Imogen Cunningham, Jay De Feo, Eleanor Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Archeliat Esherick, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Robert Graham, Henry Hopkins, Robert B. Howard, John Ihle, Robert Irwin, Allen Jones, Alvin Light, Lee Mullican, Isamu Noguchi, Howard Paris, Joseph Raffael, Fred Reichman, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Richard Shaw, Louis Siegriest, Nell Sinton, Wayne Thiebaud, DeWain Valentine, Leo Valledor, Carlos Villa, Peter Voulkos, William T. Wiley, Emerson Woelffer.
Scope and Contents
Photographs of Mark Adams, William Allan, Jeremy Anderson, Ruth Armer, Charles Arnoldi, Dennis Beall, Bruce Beasley, Tony Berlant, Elmer Bischoff, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Bruce Conner, Roy de Forest, Tony DeLap, Guy Dill, Claire Falkenstein, Gerald Gooch, Russell Gordon, Wally Hedrick, Tom Holland, Robert Hudson, Robert Emory Johnson, Frank Lobdell, Robert Craig Kaufman, Richard McLean, Bill Martin, Manuel Neri, Bruce Nauman, Nathan Oliveira, Mel Ramos, Sam Richardson, Michael Todd, Julius Wasserstein, Paul Wonner and Norman Zammitt.
Scope and Contents
In 1999, additional photographs were donated including many duplicates of the previous donations. These include 50 mounted photographs of West Coast artists, twenty-four of which were exhibited in 1980 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and published in 50 West Coast Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors (1981, Chronicle Books). Photographs are of Ansel Adams, Robert Arneson, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Bechtle, Fletcher Benton, J. B. Blunk, William Brice, Joan Brown, Imogen Cunningham, Jay De Feo, Eleanor Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Archeliat Esherick, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Robert Graham, Henry Hopkins, Robert Howard, John Ihle, Robert Irwin, Allen Jones, Alvin Light, Lee Mullican, Isamu Noguchi, Howard Paris, Joseph Raffael, Fred Reichman, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Richard Shaw, Louis Siegrist, Nell Sinton, Wayne Thiebaud, De Wain Valentine, Leo Valledor, Carlos Villa, Peter Voulkos, William Wiley, and Emerson Woeffer.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Photographer; Kentfield, Calif.; b. 1911; d. April 1, 1999. Known in the San Francisco Bay Area for her portraits of prominent local figures, many of whom were artists. She eventually expanded her scope beyond Northern California to included artists in the Los Angeles region as well. These images were widely reproduced in books and in exhibitions and in many cases became the portraits by which the individuals were best known. Among her subjects were Ed Ruscha, Robert Graham, Peter Voulkos, Joan Brown, Isamu Noguchi, Jay DeFeo, Wayne Thiebaud, Imogen Cunningham, and Richard Diebenkorn. Several exhibitions were devoted to the photographs as independent works of art, an acknowledgement of their pictorial qualities as well as their value as documents.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1195 & 2759 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1976-1992 by Mimi Jacobs. Additional photos, many of them duplicates of previous donations, were donated in 1999 by Leslie Fleming, Jacobs' daughter, for the Estate.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory of photographs available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- California -- Portraits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allan, William George, 1936- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armer, Ruth, 1896-1977 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnoldi, Charles, 1946- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asawa, Ruth -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beall, Dennis Ray, 1929- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beasley, Bruce, 1939- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bechtle, Robert Alan, 1932- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengston, Billy Al -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Fletcher, 1931- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berlant, Anthony -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blunk, J. B., 1926- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brice, William, 1921-2008 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celmins, Vija, 1938- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago, Judy, 1939- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conner, Bruce -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeLap, Tony, 1927- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dill, Guy, 1946- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, Sam, 1923- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilhooly, David -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goldyne, Joseph R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, Robert, 1938- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gooch, Gerald -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon, Russell Talbert, 1936- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holland, Tom, 1936- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard, Robert Boardman, 1896-1983 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hudson, Robert, 1938- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ihle, John Livingston, 1925- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irwin, Robert, 1928- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Light, Alvin, 1931- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lobdell, Frank, 1921- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Bill, 1943- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McLean, Richard Thorpe, 1934- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nauman, Bruce, 1941- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neri, Manuel, 1930- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paris, Harold, 1925- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raffael, Joseph, 1933- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reichman, Fred, 1925- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richardson, Sam, 1934- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruscha, Edward -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saar, Betye -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saunders, Raymond, 1934- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siegriest, Louis B., 1899- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sinton, Nell, 1910-1997 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thiebaud, Wayne -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Todd, Mike, 1935- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valledor, Leo -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villa, Carlos -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wasserstein, Julius -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiley, William T., 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wonner, Paul, 1920-2008 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zammitt, Norman, 1931- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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