Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele- Kneeling nude, 1911

Egon Schiele- Kneeling nude, 1911

Egon Schiele- Seated young lady, 1913

Egon Schiele- Seated young lady, 1913

Egon Schiele-Reclining Female Nude, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining Female Nude, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining nude with raised Torso, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining nude with raised Torso, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Nude turned three quarters, 1911

Egon Schiele-Nude turned three quarters, 1911

Elio Luxardo (1908-1969)

Elio Luxardo- Nudo, c. 1937

 

Elio Luxardo- Sinuose armonie (Sinuous harmonies) , 1936

« The history of the Luxardos began in the first years of the 20th century when the young photographer Aldo Luxardo decided to leave Pise (Pisa) and set his lens on far objects: America. Alfredo, with his wife Margherita, stopped at S. Paul in Brazil – country that will mark the destiny of the whole Luxardo family. His subject changed, from the American myth to the Amazonian tribes: group photos and portraits developed and printed in absolute empirical ways. In Brazil his three children were born: Elio, Elda and Aldo. In 1928 Alfredo Luxardo returned in Italy where he took over the photo studio Sam Bosch (Photographer of the Royal House) in via XX Settembre. Here began the history of the liaison Rome-Luxardo.The three children, Elio, who previusly joined the Experimental Center of Cinematography, Aldo and Elda worked in their father’s studio. It was the thirties and the famous studio in via del Tritone fixed some features that developped a following and signed a epoch. Diffuse lights, combined with reflexes, dark settings and light cuttings that carved faces and designed bodies. In few words the Myth of Beauty was born, the cult of the body. The studio was populated of divas and sports champions, intellectuals and artists, from Pirandello to Marinetti, from Assia Noris to Isa Miranda, from Valentina Cortese to Alida Valli, to the world champion Primo Carnera. In the postwar period there was a cooperation with the « Folie de Broadway » and than the beginning of the contest Miss Italia from which came celebrities like Loren and Lollobrigida. The Dolce Vita – the intense friendship with Federico Fellini – movies like « Poveri ma Belli » (« Poor but Beautiful »), actors like Mastrianni and Gassmann. These were the images of the sixties. The last dream of Elio Luxardo has been Sperlonga, where he retired to live. On the Mediterranean coast, the photographer looked for the lights and colors of the native country, but in vain. He died in 1969 at the age of 59. His brother Aldo continued to work alone in the family studio – that his sister Elda left marrying the producer Argento, father of the director, Dario. But the recall of the land of origin became stronger and stronger and, at the end, Aldo decided to go back to Brazil. » Luxario gallery

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo -Nudo femminile , 1932

Elio Luxardo - Nudo femminile, 1940s

Elio Luxardo – Nudo femminile, 1940s

Elio Luxardo- Nudo, 1935

Elio Luxardo- Nudo, 1935

Elio Luxardo – Nudo femminile N.2 – 1935

 

Elio Luxardo-Nudo femminile N. 3 - 1935

Elio Luxardo-Nudo femminile N. 3 – 1935

Elio Luxardo-Nudo femminile N. 4 – 1935

Elio Luxardo - Nudo di donna, ca. 1930, Galleria Luxardo, Roma

Elio Luxardo – Nudo di donna, ca. 1930, Galleria Luxardo, Roma

Elio Luxardo- Nudo femminile, Roma, 1940

Elio Luxardo- Nudo femminile, Roma, 1940

Elio Luxardo- Nudo con drappo, 1937

Elio Luxardo- Sin titulo, c.1930~1950

Elio Luxardo- Sguardo in fiore, (Look in bloom) 1939

Elio Luxardo- Ritratto,c.1930~1950

Elio Luxardo- Ritratto, c.1930~1950

Elio Luxardo- Confessione nd

Elio Luxardo- Aria, 1941

Elio Luxardo- Silhouette, 1939-40

Elio Luxardo- Nudo femminile , 1940

Elio Luxardo- Nudo femminile , 1940

Elio Luxardo - nudo 1940s

Elio Luxardo – nudo 1940s

Elio Luxardo – Girandole di fuoco, (Laura Nucci), 1939

Elio Luxardo – Girandole di fuoco, (Laura Nucci), 1939

Elio Luxardo - Marisa Maresca, 1955

Elio Luxardo – Marisa Maresca, 1955

Elio Luxardo – Marina Maresca, 1955

Elio Luxardo - Portrait of the photographer Ghitta Carell, 1955

Elio Luxardo – Portrait of the photographer Ghitta Carell, 1955

Elio Luxardo Doris Duranti Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo Doris Duranti Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo- Isa Barzizza,from Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo- Isa Barzizza,from Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo Ritratto femminile 1950′s

Elio Luxardo Ritratto femminile 1950′s

Elio Luxardo- Doris Duranti,1940

Elio Luxardo- Doris Duranti,1940

Elio Luxardo- L'attrice Marisa Maresca,1955

Elio Luxardo- L’attrice Marisa Maresca,1955

Elio Luxardo - Isa Pola “La signora dell’Oves

Elio Luxardo – Isa Pola “La signora dell’Oves

Elio Luxardo -Germana Paolieri, 1937

Elio Luxardo -Germana Paolieri, 1937

Elio Luxardo- ritrato per conecorso, 1941

Elio Luxardo- ritrato per conecorso, 1941

Elio Luxardo- Giungla Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo- Giungla Luxardo Mazzota fotografia L’italica Bellezza Turroni (Giuseppe), 1960 Gabriele Mazzotta editore

Elio Luxardo - Pamela Palma' 1940

Elio Luxardo – Pamela Palma’ 1940

Elio Luxardo, Modella indossa un abito nero con paillettes fuma, Italia, 1948

Elio Luxardo, Modella indossa un abito nero con paillettes fuma, Italia, 1948

Elio Luxardo- L'Italia Bellezza, 1950

Elio Luxardo- L’Italia Bellezza, 1950

Elio Luxardo- Valentina Cortese, 1950

Elio Luxardo- Valentina Cortese, 1950

Elio Luxardo- Valentina Cortese, 1950

Elio Luxardo- Valentina Cortese, 1950

Elio Luxardo -Portrait of a lady, ca. 1940

Elio Luxardo -Portrait of a lady, ca. 1940

Elio Luxardo - Una soubrette , 1945

Elio Luxardo – Una soubrette , 1945

Elio Luxardo-Leda Gloria, 1940

Elio Luxardo-Leda Gloria, 1940

 

Elio Luxardo - Bellezza Italica, ca. 1930 Vintage gelatin silver print Galleria Luxardo, Roma

Elio Luxardo – Bellezza Italica, ca. 1930 Vintage gelatin silver print Galleria Luxardo, Roma

Elio Luxardo - Bellezza Italica, ca. 1930 Vintage gelatin silver print Galleria Luxardo, Roma

Elio Luxardo – Bellezza Italica, ca. 1930 Vintage gelatin silver print Galleria Luxardo, Roma

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John Gutmann Part I

« John Gutmann (1905–1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider—a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States—informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities, as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II. Gutmann’s interests in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artifacts, and his pedagogy, all figure in a body of work at once celebratory and mysterious.

Gutmann was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller. In 1927 Gutmann moved to Berlin, where he taught art to schoolchildren, participated in group exhibitions, and in 1931 had a solo show at the prestigious Gurlitt Gallery. However, his career was interrupted by the rise to power of the National Socialists in early 1933. While his family made plans to immigrate to New York, Gutmann set out on his own with San Francisco as his destination, and photography as his new profession. Before departing Germany, he acquired a Rolleiflex camera, hastily shot three rolls of film, and managed to secure a contract from the Berlin office of Presse-Photo. Making the most of a bad situation, he explored a new life as a foreign correspondent who would supply the very modern European illustrated press with views and reports from the American West.

By 1936, he had broken his contract with the Berlin press agency and made a new one with Pix in New York. By 1937, he had begun to teach art regularly at San Francisco College (later San Francisco State University), and this became his primary profession after a World War II era stint in the U.S. army. Gutmann retired his professorship in 1973 and began to reassess his body of work, sorting through boxes of negatives and making new prints of selected examples from the 1930s. It was a well-timed exercise: not only did Gutmann’s images satisfy a growing historical appetite for Depression-era photography, they also seemed compatible with certain kinds of experimental photography then emerging in the contemporary art scene. Before his death in 1998, Gutmann had seen his work featured in gallery and museum exhibitions, catalogues, and monographs.

By bequeathing his rich archive of nearly 5000 modern photographic prints, negatives, tearsheets, letters, and some drawings and early art prints to the CCP, John Gutmann has left us with the task of pursuing the rich knots, braids, tangles and threads in his complex life and work that unfolded over a most tumultuous and provocative century of modernity  » ccp-emuseum.

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Veiled Nude with Raised Arms,1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face ,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Oracle, 1949

John Gutmann – Oracle,( Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann, on right 1949 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 1

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 11

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

 

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 1

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann - Web of Light, 1934

John Gutmann – Web of Light, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39_

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

 

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952 [Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann , with head wrapped in white bandage, dark framed work in background] © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann - The game , New orleans, 1937

John Gutmann – The game , New orleans, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

 

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Out of the pool, 1934

John Gutmann – Out of the pool, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945

John Gutmann – Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - That Inner Eye, 1940’s

John Gutmann – That Inner Eye, 1940 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann - Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932

John Gutmann – Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Gerrie and Circular Drawing 1951

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