Gene Kloss Exhibit at SPACe
August 17 – September 12, 2015
Reception Aug. 29, 2015
Gene Kloss (Alice Geneva Glasier) was born in 1903 and began her career as an artist in California. In 1925, after a visit to Taos, she was enchanted by New Mexico. Her body of work includes watercolors, etchings and aquatints.
Former educator John Armstrong, of Pueblo, Colorado, donated his collection of more than 430 original pieces of Kloss’s works to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center before he passed away unexpectedly this spring. “It is the most extensive collection of Kloss prints in the world” –Pueblo Chieftain.
The Art Center has put together a traveling exhibit of Kloss’s works, which includes etchings, drypoint, and aquatint created between 1925 and 1983. The premier showing of the exhibit is at the Spanish Peaks Arts Council’s Jeannie and John Fuller Gallery in conjunction with the Plein Air Painting Show until Sept. 12, 2015.
Shown are 4 pieces that are in the exhibit:
In addition to the collection, there are 7 framed original works offered for sale by a private collector. They are very reasonably priced.
Photographic reproductions of three works by Kloss are available in the SPACe Gift Shop.