Gene Kloss

(1903 - 1996)

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Nationally known for her etchings of Southwestern subjects, she also produced many watercolors and oils.

Gene Kloss b. 1903 California d. 1996 New Mexico Gene Glasier was introduced to etching at UC Berkeley.

After marrying poet Phillips Kloss, she furthered her art studies at the CSFA and CCAC. She still wintered in Berkeley after settling in Taos, NM in 1925. Nationally known for her etchings of Southwestern subjects, she also produced many watercolors and oils.

Every Kloss etching was printed by Kloss herself: It was in the late 70s that she bought a power-driven massive press built. She was a meticulous craftswoman and did not complete an edition in one printing. There may be years between the concept and the final print in an edition. Mrs. Kloss died in Taos on June 24, 1996. Member: NA (1972); Calif. Society of Etchers; CA etc. paraphrased from AskArt