BiographyBorn in Oakland, CA on July 27, 1903. Gene Glasier was introduced to etching by Perham Nahl at UC Berkeley where she graduated in 1924. After marrying poet Phillips Kloss in 1925, she furthered her art studies at the CSFA and CCAC. She continued spending winters in Berkeley after settling in Taos, NM in 1925. Nationally known for her etchings of Southwestern subjects, she also produced many watercolors and oils. Mrs. Kloss died in Taos on June 24, 1996.
Member: NA (1972); Calif. Society of Etchers; Calif. Society of PM; Taos AA; Philadelphia WC Club; Carmel AA.
Exh: SFAA, 1925, 1937; Berkeley League of FA, 1926 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1932 (solo), 1939 (prize); SFMA Inaugural, 1935; PAFA, 1936 (medal); Calif. Society of Etchers, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1949 (prizes); GGIE, 1939; Chicago Society of Etchers, 1940-54 (prizes); Tucson FA Ass'n, 1941 (prize); Philadelphia PM Club, 1944 (prize); Library of Congress, 1946 (prize); Society of American Graphic Artists, 1953 (prize); CGA, 1988 (solo). In: MM; NY Public Library; Library of Congress; Dallas Museum; Museum of NM; Museum of Tokyo; Smithsonian Inst.; NMAA; AIC; Carnegie Inst. (Pittsburgh); PAFA; The Hague (Netherlands); CGA.
Source of Biography
Askart.com;Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940";
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Women Artists in America (Collins & Opitz); American Art Annual 1925; Who's Who in American Art 1936-70; Women Artists of the American West; Artists of the American West (Samuels); SF Chronicle, 8-11-1935, D3; Journal of the Print World, Fall 1996 (obituary) and summer 2003; Taos News, 7-25-1996 (obituary).
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