Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

GENE KLOSS (1903-1996)

Christmas Eve Fires.
Drypoint and aquatint. 304x454 mm; 12x17 7/8 inches, wide margins. Signed, titled, inscribed "imp" and numbered 14/35 in pencil, lower margin. 1960.

A very good impression of this scarce print. Kloss 487.

Kloss was born in Oakland, California she went to school at the University of California at Berkeley where she learned etching taking two additional years of schooling at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. It was on her honeymoon in 1925 that Kloss would develop an interest in the landscape of the American Southwest and the Indigenous people in the area, During the Great Depression Kloss was the sole etcher employed by the WPA and produced prints for them.