PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE LOEB
Lots 374-379 are the work of Johan Hagemeyer, an Dutch emigré to the United States in 1894, who later settled in California. Despite the extraordinary vitality and variety of his photographs, taken in a career spanning several decades, he is all but forgotten today. Hagemeyer was a talented maverick, who always remained out of step with contemporary Modernist dictat. It was not until 1982 that the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona organized a retrospective of his work, with much of the loan material coming from the Loeb Collection. Dr Leonard Loeb, an eminent Berkeley physicist and tireless champion of Hagemeyer's work, inherited his collection after his death in 1962.