The collection consists of photographic prints, transparency and negative film in various formats, Polaroid prints, and samples of published projects from books and magazines.
This collection does not currently have a full finding aid inventory available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections' Architecture & Planning curator Vince Lee by emailing velee@Central.UH.EDU.
This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact the curator.
Conditions Governing Use
Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.
Valentin Gertsman (1925-2013) was a Russian-American doctor who enjoyed a distinguished second career as a fine arts photographer. With an abstract and poetic vision, he explored a number of important themes, especially the architecture of Houston, his adopted home. Often exhibited in galleries, his work is in the collections of art museums in Europe and the United States.
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Valentin Gertsman Architecture Photographic Records. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/394 Accessed January 21, 2020.