|M. Halberstadt Illustration Photography,
243 Vallejo Street,
1959 – 1974.
Yes! My dad. The studio was my home away from home and where I worked starting as a summer grunt into his studio assistant. My formative years being here introduced me to the working life in a commercial studio. From mixing chemicals to cleaning the floors, the prop romm and washing the stemware used in his photographs. I enjoyed every minute, but quickly learned I was not cut out to be a commercial photographer. His studio assistants included those he traded with Ansel Adams, Gerry Sharpe and Alan Ross and those who went on to the San Francisco Art Institute; Blair Stapp and Jerry Burchard. His partners included Jack Allen, one of the greatest art directors and photographer of his time, Walter Swarthout came from Irving Penn’s studio in New York.After my father’s passing in 2000 we were found his portfolio and many of his original transparencies that hadn’t been seen for years and never digitized. 3 years later they had been scanned, restored and archived in the Schields Library at the University of California, Davis campus. Listed here under digital restoration and color correction.
M. HAL6ERSTADT CV 1982
Gate 6/ Dock B/Berth 10/ Waldo Point/ Sausalito CA/ 94965/ 415-331-2122/ November 1982.
Born: Boston MA, January 1919.
Education: Boston, Newtonville & Hyannis Public Schools,1923-36.
Apprentice photographer: CREATIVE PHOTGGRAPHERS, Boston MA, 1936-37.
Photo night class: BEN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Boston MA, 1936-37.
Photo-proofer: BACHRACH’S Finishing plant: Watertown MA, 1938.
Photo-assistant: GARFIELD & NEWCOMB Studio, Boston MA, 1938-39.
Photographer: WPA ART PROJECT & INDEX OF AMERICAN DESIGN, Boston MA,1939-40.
Grant: ROCKERFELLER FOUNDATION Scholarship to SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN CHICAGO, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Founder & Director, 1940-41,
Assistant Instructor: LIGHT WORKSHOP.
In charge of studio & darkroom equipment & chemistry.
Printed Moholy-Nagy’s negatives for MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Exhibit, NY.
Photographed students’ work for school displays & publications.
Photographed Moholy’s sculpture & packaging.
Assisted Georgy Kepes in classroom & commercial assignments.
US Army 1941-45. Wounded-in-action 1944. Retired 1945.
Opened studio: M.HALBERSTADT-ILLUSTRATION PHOTOGRAPHY, specializing in Advertising Photography, San Francisco 1945-72.
Awards: Gold Medals from: NY Art Directors, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Hearst Newspapers and others.
Clients include: Do1e, Kaiser, S&W, Contadina, Qantas, PanAm, Almaden Vineyards, United Vintners, Del Monte Foods, Les1ie Salt, Royal Viking Lines, Ralston Purina & California Wine, O1ive, Raisin & Bartlett Pear Boards •••
Agencies include: NWAyer, JW Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding, Weiner-Gossage, McCann Erickson, Kenyon-Eckart, Botsford/Ketchum, BBDO, Dancer-Fitzgerald, Campbell-Ewa1d,
Young & Rubicam, D’Arcy, Dailey Associates •.•
Photographer & Co-Designer: REGISTER & VOTE, US Postage Stamp 1968.
Photographer: MINERALS: NATURE’S FABULOUS JEWELS, Harry N. Abrams,Publisher, NY 1974.
Teaching: SOUTH BOSTON BOYS SCHOOL 1938.
SF LABOR SCHOOL
SF SCHOOL OF FINE ART: Photography, Visual Communication, Light Workshop, ®1950-60.
Ansel Adams’ YOSEMITE PHOTO WORKSHOPS (7 years.)
UNIVERSITY OF VACOUVER, BC, Extension: Week-end Conference w/Margery Mann.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Extension: Pane1 Discussion w/ Imogen Cunningham & Wynn Bullock.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,Santa Cruz,Extension:Various Dates & Places. With Al Weber, Ralph Putzker, Dorr Bothwell, Barbara Morgan, Gerry Sharpe & others.
FRIENDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Carme1 CA: Various Workshops, Dates & Places.
CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO: LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY 1975-76.
Guest Lecturer: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Summer Sessions, 1973-74-75.
Artist-in-Residence: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Summer Session, Snowbird, Utah, 1979.
Artist-in-Residence: VICTOR SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Victor CO, Summer 1980.
Lecturer: UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene OR, Dept of Fine & Applied Arts, 1979-81.
Visiting Photographer: BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABS, Yaphank, LI, NY, 1966.
Publications include:ARTS & ARCHITECTURE, PHOTOGRAPHIS, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (Boston) , TIME-LIFE PHOTO SERIES: “STUDIO”, VISION IN MOTION, LANGUAGE OF VISION, SUBJEKTIVE FOTOGRAPHIE 2, CAMERA 35, NY ART DIRECTORS ANNUAL, CA ANNUAL, WESTERN ADVERTISING.
Exhibits include: CONTEMPORARY ART, Museum of Fine Art, Houston TX 1948.
PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHERS, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA 1948.
SUBJECTIVE FOTOGRAFIE, 2nd International Exhibit of Modern Photography. State
School of Arts & Crafts, Saarbrucken,Germany 1954.
FINE ARTS EXHIBIT IV, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 1966.
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY: THE SIXTIES, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Linco1n, Nebraska 1968.
AFFRISCHER FRAN CALIFORIEN, Gavle Museum, Stockho1m, Sweden 1968.
ART IN THE EMBASSIES, A Program of the United States Dept of State.
TEN CALlFORNIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 1973. Retrospective: PHOTOGRAPHS 1936-81, Douglas Elliott Gallery, San Francisco 1981.
Permanent Collections: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA. George Eastman House, Rochester NY. Polaroid, Cambridge MA. The Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. The Metropolitan Museum of Art NY. The Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland CA.