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Ceremonial Day at Taos

Gene Kloss

About The Ceremonial Day at Taos

As the artist chose to steel-face her plate on which the image was drawn, the effect of the drypoint was successfully printed for a longer period of time.

The first edition was printed in 1953 and is typically priced $3,500.  This second edition is treated as somewhat less valuable.  Both are signed by the artist, as an indication of her approval of the print's appearance.

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Gallery Price $2,500.00

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As the artist chose to steel-face her plate on which the image was drawn, the effect of the drypoint was successfully printed for a longer period of time.

The first edition was printed in 1953 and is typically priced $3,500.  This second edition is treated as somewhat less valuable.  Both are signed by the artist, as an indication of her approval of the print's appearance.

About the Artist

In 1903 in Oakland, California, Alice Geneva Glasier, known today by her pen name Gene Kloss, was born. A lover of New Mexico, Kloss is remembered not only for her etchings and paintings but her continual fight to break gender boundaries -- Kloss being the only female National Academician in graphics in 1972. 

Kloss's intellect was made readily apparent shortly after launching her career. Of Kloss, Art News wrote, "Gene Kloss is one of our most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters of the Southwest." In 1924, she received her BA from the University of California. Following her graduation, she married poet Phillips Kloss and later studied at the California School of Fine Arts (1924-1925). By 1929, she and her husband had become permanent residents of Taos.

In 1938 Gene Kloss' work was exhibited in Paris as a leading New Mexican artist alongside Blumenschein, O'Keeffe and Sloan. She was best known for her New Mexico landscapes and genre scenes illustrating activities in the lives of Pueblo Indians.

Unafraid of experimentation, Kloss went on to develope her own etching technique. The technique, wherein acid is painted atop an etching plate, brings out a broader spectrum of color tones. To garner respect for her work and techniques, Kloss used "Gene" -- the maculine form of Geneva --  when signing her artwork, seeking to avoid prejudices of gender.

By the end of her 70 years working as an artist, Kloss completed more than 600 works. Her work has been exhibitedin such collections as The Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. Newly published is a two volume catalogue raisonne delineating each of Kloss's prints with accompanying photographs.

Medium Dry point engraving on paper
Edition Initial edition was 75 in 1953. Second edition was printed after 1972, when Gene was designated a National Academician.
Catalogue raisonne #447
Plate size 9" height X 11 3/4" width
Frame Single 100% rag mat, regular glass, stained wood molding
Frame size 16 1/2" height X 19 1/4" width
Signed "Gene Kloss N.A." at viewer's lower right margin in graphite
Date of creation After 1972
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance PAV
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