Hubert Julian "Jay" Stowitts

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Hubert Julian "Jay" Stowitts was an American painter.[1]

Jay Stowitts was born on June 26, 1892 in Rushville, Nebraska.[2] His family moved to Los Angeles and Stowitts attended the University of California, Berkeley, from 1911-1915. At Cal he was captain of the track team.[3] He joined the dance company of Anna Pavlova and toured the world with her,[4] performing in works such as La Peri.[5]

For the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Stowitts painted a series of nudes, with olympic athletes such as Woody Strode, Briggs Hunt, William Golden, Bobby Riggs and Frank Kurtz.[6]

Stowitts died in 1953.


  1. ^ Aldrich, Robert (2008-01-28). Colonialism and Homosexuality. Routledge. p. 355. ISBN 9781134644599. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ "The Stowitts Museum & Library - About Stowitts". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  3. ^ "Gay Bears: Hubert Stowitts". Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  4. ^ Boone, Joseph A. (2014-02-25). The Homoerotics of Orientalism. Columbia University Press. p. 388. ISBN 9780231521826. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  5. ^ "[Anna Pavlova and Hubert Stowitts in La Peri] (Getty Museum)". The J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  6. ^ "QAR Artist Page: Stowitts: Paintings 2". Retrieved 2016-04-05.