Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 92

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

GENE KLOSS (1903-1996)

Pacific Cove.
Etching. 378x229 mm; 14 3/4x9 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 36/75 in pencil, lower margin. 1981.

A very good, richly-inked impression. Kloss 596.

With— Night at the Golden Bough, etching. 192x130 mm; 7 1/2x5 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. 1928.

A very good impression of this scarce, early etching. Kloss 116.

The Golden Bough Playhouse is a historic theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on Monte Verde Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Born Alice Geneva Glasier in Oakland, California, Kloss was an American artist known today primarily for her many prints of the Western landscape and ceremonies of the Pueblo people. She first visited New Mexico in 1925 and returned numerous times throughout the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Kloss received widespread recognition and awards during the 1930s. From 1933 to 1944 she was the sole etcher employed by the Public Works of Art Project. Her series of nine New Mexico scenes from that period were reproduced and distributed to public schools across the state. She also created watercolors and oil paintings for the WPA. In 1935, she was one of three Taos artists who represented New Mexico at a Paris exhibition called "Three Centuries of Art in the United States."