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Bob Hollingsworth

1918–2007
Untitled [Burned Log, Twig and Fern], Vintage silver print, 1947.
ReturnUntitled [Burned Log, Twig and Fern]

Inventory number: 5317

Title: Untitled [Burned Log, Twig and Fern]

Date: 1947

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 4⅜ in (11.1 cm) high by 3⅝ in (9.2 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on mount.

Provenance: Estate of Helen Howell.

Illustrated: Comer, Stephanie and Deborah Klochko. The Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts [2006], p. 117; Heick, William, Ira Latour & Cameron Macauley. The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945–55, (2016), p. 165.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnChinese New Year Parade, San Francisco

Inventory number: 2373

Title: Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco

Date: 1952

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 10⅞ in (27.6 cm) high by 13⅝ in (34.6 cm) wide

Description: Photographer’s stamp and Perceptions exhibition sticker on reverse of mount; flush-mounted.

Provenance: Estate of Nata Piaskowski.

Exhibitions: Perceptions, San Francisco Museum of Art [now SFMOMA] 1954.

Price: $3,000

 

ReturnNew York City

Inventory number: 1531

Title: New York City

Date: 1955

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 915/16 in (25.2 cm) high by 5⅞ in (14.9 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnNew York City

Inventory number: 1530

Title: New York City

Date: 1955

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 915/16 in (25.2 cm) high by 5⅞ in (14.9 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,000

 

ReturnUntitled [New York City]

Inventory number: 1551

Title: Untitled [New York City]

Date: 1955

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 10 in (25.4 cm) high by 5⅞ in (14.9 cm) wide

Description: Signed & dated in pencil & ink on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,000

 

ReturnMacAllister Street, San Francisco

Inventory number: 1519

Title: MacAllister Street, San Francisco

Date: 1949

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 9¾ in (24.8 cm) high by 7½ in (19.1 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Exhibitions: Perceptions: Bay Area Photography, 1945-1960, Los Angles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA, February-March, 2006

Price: $3,000

 

ReturnUntitled [Padlock and Hasp, Mendocino City]

Inventory number: 2978

Title: Untitled [Padlock and Hasp, Mendocino City]

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 4⅝ in (11.7 cm) high by 3 in (7.6 cm) wide

Description: Signed “Hollingsworth” in pencil on the mount.

Price: $2,800

 

ReturnMacAllister Street, San Francisco

Inventory number: 1521

Title: MacAllister Street, San Francisco

Date: 1949

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7⅝ in (19.4 cm) high by 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnUntitled [Fireplug and Stuffed Dogs], San Francisco

Inventory number: 1534

Title: Untitled [Fireplug and Stuffed Dogs], San Francisco

Date: 1953

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 13⅝ in (34.6 cm) high by 109/16 in (26.8 cm) wide

Description: Signed & dated in pencil with photographer’s stamped name and address on reverse of the mount.

Price: $3,000

 

ReturnShelter Cove [Boats]

Inventory number: 2975

Title: Shelter Cove [Boats]

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 3⅝ in (9.2 cm) high by 411/16 in (11.9 cm) wide

Description: Signed, “Hollingsworth,” in pencil on the mount with title in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnNew York City

Inventory number: 1532

Title: New York City

Date: 1955

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 8 in (20.3 cm) high by 10 in (25.4 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,000

 

ReturnMendocino City

Inventory number: 2979

Title: Mendocino City

Date: 1948

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 4⅝ in (11.7 cm) high by 3½ in (8.9 cm) wide

Description: Signed in pencil on the mount; titled, dated, “Jan 25, 1948,” and annotated “Proj. #9 / Door detail of Mrs. Strauss’ home / Many of its residents are pensioned’ in ink, on reverse of the mount.

Price: $2,800

 

ReturnBob Hollingsworth

On his twelfth birthday, Robert Hollingsworth received a Kodak Box Brownie camera as a promotion from a shoe company. This serendipitous gift launched a lifetime in photography. His formal training began as a Navy photographer during World War II and progressed after the war at the California School of Fine Arts. A member of the Professional Photographers of San Francisco, Hollingsworth pursued a career in architectural photography in the United States, Europe and Micronesia.

Exhibitions:Perceptions, San Francisco Museum of Art, California, 1954; Subjektive Fotografie 2, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1954– 1955; Robert Hollingsworth: A West Coast Expressive Photographer, George Eastman House, November 1956; Alumni Exhibitions, San Francisco Art Institute, The Focus Gallery, San Francisco, 1981; Subjektive Fotografie: Images of the 50s, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, 1984-1985.

Selected Collections: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, Missouri; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

Selected Publications: Aperture, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1955; Aperture, Vol 4, No. 2, 1956; Barnaby Conrad, San Francisco: A Profile with Pictures, New York: Bramhall Books, 1959.; Roger Olmsted and T.H. Watkins, Here Today: San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1968. * Solo exhibition;Keith F. Davis, An American Century of Photography From Dry-Plate to Digital: The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Second Edition,1999; Stephanie Comer & Deborah Klochko, The Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006.

 

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