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Gene Kloss (1903–96)

 Corn Dance Maiden, d. 1973, graphite on paper, 14 7/8 x 9 inches

December 2, 2020

Gene Kloss

Gene Kloss, Courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Gene Kloss arrived in Taos in 1925. Born in Oakland, California, in 1903, Kloss established her reputation on West Coast in the 1920s and 1930s with several shows of her paintings and etchings. Her reputation spread across the nation through her participation in highly successful group shows. Art News wrote, "Gene Kloss is one of our most sensitive and sympathetic interpreters of the Southwest." One critic called her a "landscape mythic," another a "portrait psychologist." Kloss worked predominantly in three media – etching, oil, and watercolor – but is best known for her prints of New Mexico subjects.  Drawings by Kloss are unusual and we are pleased to offer this drawing by Kloss, the original work for the well known print "Corn Dance Maiden."  Our extensive inventory of work by Gene Kloss is also shown below in its entirety.

 

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Gene Kloss (1903–96) Corn Dance Maiden, d.1973, graphite on paper, 14 7/8 x 9 inches

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Gene Kloss (1903–96) Corn Dance Maiden, d.1973, graphite on paper, 14 7/8 x 9 inches

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Manuelita, d. 1959, drypoint on paper, 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, OC145-1

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Young Apache Wife, d. 1954, drypoint, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, OC57-1

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The Sisters, d. mid-1950s, drypoint and aquatint, edition number and size unknown, 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, TOG5458

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Watching a Winter Dance, d. 1971, intaglio on paper, number 44 in an edition of 75, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG2795

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Pilar, New Mexico, watercolor on paper, 17 3/4 x 25 3/8 inches, TOG6251

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New Mexico Winter, d. 1934, drypoint and aquatint, 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, TOG6624

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Far Across the Rio Grande, d. 1934, etching, artist's proof, 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, NP767-32

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Fisherman's Wharf – San Francisco, d. 1935, drypoint and etching, 6 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, TOG6703

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San Francisco Yacht Harbor, d. 1930, drypoint, 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG6702

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Crystal River Canyon, d. 1963, etching, 14 x 10 7/8 inches, OC352-2

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January Morning, 1973, etching on paper, number 5 in an edition of 75, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG3410.A

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Snowy Banks, etching, 8-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches, TOG6091

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Indian Ovens, d. 1941, ethcing, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, TOG6630

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Village Plaza, New Mexico, d. 1937, drypoint, 5 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches, OC352-1

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Pines and Pelicans, d. 1938, etching, 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, OC367-1

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Processional – New Mexican Church, edition of 50, d. 1937, drypoint, soft-ground and roulette, 10 7/8 x 14 inches, TOG6585

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Southwestern Pastorale, d. 1948, edition of 15, drypoint, 10 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG6385

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The Sky Answers Domingo, d. 1935, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint, 14 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches, TOG5966

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Centuries Old, ed. no. 16 of 25, d. 1979, etching, drypoint and aquatint, 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches, NP591-55

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Domingo Basket Dance, d. 1973, etching and drypoint, 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, TOG1598.A

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End of the Dance – Cochiti, ed. no. 5 of 35, d. 1978, drypoint on paper, 10 1/8 x 16 inches, TOG3070

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A Bygone Day in Santa Fe, d. 1974, ed. no. 6 of 35, drypoint on paper, 10 x 13 inches, TOG2516

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Along the Roaring Fork, d. 1973, etching and drypoint, edition of 75, 8 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG3412.A

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Bisbee – Arizona, d. 1925, etching on paper, 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG3677

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Blessings on San Felipe Day, edition of 75, d. 1975, intaglio on paper, 18 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches,NP813-1

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Carding Wool the Old Spanish Way, d. 1985, etching and drypoint, artist's proof, 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, TOG5870

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Ceremonial Day at Taos, d. 1953, drypoint, edition of 75, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches, TOG4711

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Chama Hills, d. 1941, drypoint and aquatint, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, NP548-5

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Corn Dancers Coming, d. 1975, etching and drypoint on paper, artist's proof edition of 50, 12 1/8 x 15 inches, TOG3071

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Corn Husking, Taos Pueblo, d. 1960, drypoint and etching on paper, edition of 50, 11 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches, TOG2333

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Courtyard in Chimayo, d. 1973, etching on paper, artist's proof edition of 75, 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, NP953-2

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Here Come the Singers, d. 1944, etching, drypoint and aquatint, artist’s proof, edition of 50, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, OC8-524

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Horseplay of Indian Jesters, d. 1954, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 11 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches, TOG2444

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In Ranchos de Taos, d. 1973, etching on paper, number 7 in an edition of 75, 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches, TOG3405.A

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Indian Summer, d. 1943, etching on paper, 8 3/4 x 12 inches, TOG4673

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Indian Infusion, d. 1965, intaglio on paper, edition of 75, 18 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, TOG2372

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Jesters Cooling Off, d. 1973, etching on paper, edition of 75, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG2373

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On the Road to Latir Lakes, d. 1979, etching and drypoint on paper, number 18 in an edition of 50, 15 x 11 3/8 inches, TOG3465

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Peaks of Paonia, d. 1968, etching, 15 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG5853

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Pine and Peak, d. 1981, etching on paper, edition of 75, 15 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches, TOG3466

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Point Lobos Pines, d. 1938, etching, edition of 75, 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches, TOG5442

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Point Lobos Shore, d. 1942, etching, edition of 20, 11 x 5 3/4 inches, TOG5444

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Rabbit Hunters on the Way, d. 1973, drypoint on paper, artist's proof edition of 35, 11 x 18 7/8 inches, TOG2525

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Ranchito – New Mexico, d. 1936, drypoint, edition of 30, 10 x 12 7/8 inches, TOG5452

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Return of the Pack Train, d. 1983, Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 8 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches, OC204-1

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Rio Grande Gorge, d. 1936, drypoint, edition of 30, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, TOG5359

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Shield Dancers, d. 1958, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 11 7/8 x 15 inches, TOG2528

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Road in Ranchos de Taos, d. 1941, etching, edition of 75, 5 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches, TOG5086.A

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Snowy Banks, d. 1943, etching, 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, TOG6091

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Southwestern Summer, d. 1945, drypoint and aquatint, edition of 125, 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches, TOG5462

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Staurolite Ledge Above Taos, d. 1973, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper, number 2 in an edition of 25, 10 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG3395.A

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Strength from the Sea, d. 1938, etching on paper, edition of 75, 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG5447

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Sunset and Evening Star, d. 1950, drypoint and aquatint, edition of 35, 12 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, TOG5454

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Taos in WInter, d. 1934, drypoint and aquatint, 10 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG5833

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Taos Pueblo Stream, d. 1983, drypoint and aquatint on paper, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG3072

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The Adobe Makers, d. 1983, etching and drypoint, 5 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG5869

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The Mountain Cabin, c. 1930s, drypoint and aquatint, edition size unknown, 5 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG5449

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To the Corral, d. 1976, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper, number 7 in an edition of 50, 9 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches, TOG3397.A

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War's End, d. 1947, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, TOG3413.A

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Western Pine, d. 1937, drypoint and etching, edition of 25, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, TOG5360

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Winter Solstice Dance, d. 1962, etching and drypoint on paper, number 49 in an edition of 50, 13 x 18 3/4 inches, TOG3073

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Shield Dancers, ed. no. 35 of 35, drypoint, 11-7/8 x 15 inches, TOG2528

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Courtyard in Chimayó, artist's proof, d. 1973, etching, 7-1/4 x 8-3/4, OC336-2

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Years Ago in Arroyo Seco, artist's proof, d. 1981, etching and drypoint, 5-7/8 x 8-3/4, OC148-1

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Penitentes by Moonlight (ed. no. 22 of 50), etching, drypoint and aquatint, 11 x 14 inches, TOG6697

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Manuelita, d. 1959, drypoint on paper, 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, OC145-1

Young Apache Wife, d. 1954, drypoint, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, OC57-1

The Sisters, d. mid-1950s, drypoint and aquatint, edition number and size unknown, 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, TOG5458

Watching a Winter Dance, d. 1971, intaglio on paper, number 44 in an edition of 75, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG2795

Pilar, New Mexico, watercolor on paper, 17 3/4 x 25 3/8 inches, TOG6251

New Mexico Winter, d. 1934, drypoint and aquatint, 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, TOG6624

Far Across the Rio Grande, d. 1934, etching, artist's proof, 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, NP767-32

Fisherman's Wharf – San Francisco, d. 1935, drypoint and etching, 6 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, TOG6703

San Francisco Yacht Harbor, d. 1930, drypoint, 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG6702

Crystal River Canyon, d. 1963, etching, 14 x 10 7/8 inches, OC352-2

January Morning, 1973, etching on paper, number 5 in an edition of 75, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG3410.A

Snowy Banks, etching, 8-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches, TOG6091

Indian Ovens, d. 1941, ethcing, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, TOG6630

Village Plaza, New Mexico, d. 1937, drypoint, 5 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches, OC352-1

Pines and Pelicans, d. 1938, etching, 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, OC367-1

Processional – New Mexican Church, edition of 50, d. 1937, drypoint, soft-ground and roulette, 10 7/8 x 14 inches, TOG6585

Southwestern Pastorale, d. 1948, edition of 15, drypoint, 10 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG6385

The Sky Answers Domingo, d. 1935, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint, 14 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches, TOG5966

Centuries Old, ed. no. 16 of 25, d. 1979, etching, drypoint and aquatint, 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches, NP591-55

Domingo Basket Dance, d. 1973, etching and drypoint, 12 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, TOG1598.A

End of the Dance – Cochiti, ed. no. 5 of 35, d. 1978, drypoint on paper, 10 1/8 x 16 inches, TOG3070

A Bygone Day in Santa Fe, d. 1974, ed. no. 6 of 35, drypoint on paper, 10 x 13 inches, TOG2516

Along the Roaring Fork, d. 1973, etching and drypoint, edition of 75, 8 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG3412.A

Bisbee – Arizona, d. 1925, etching on paper, 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG3677

Blessings on San Felipe Day, edition of 75, d. 1975, intaglio on paper, 18 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches,NP813-1

Carding Wool the Old Spanish Way, d. 1985, etching and drypoint, artist's proof, 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, TOG5870

Ceremonial Day at Taos, d. 1953, drypoint, edition of 75, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches, TOG4711

Chama Hills, d. 1941, drypoint and aquatint, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, NP548-5

Corn Dancers Coming, d. 1975, etching and drypoint on paper, artist's proof edition of 50, 12 1/8 x 15 inches, TOG3071

Corn Husking, Taos Pueblo, d. 1960, drypoint and etching on paper, edition of 50, 11 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches, TOG2333

Courtyard in Chimayo, d. 1973, etching on paper, artist's proof edition of 75, 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, NP953-2

Here Come the Singers, d. 1944, etching, drypoint and aquatint, artist’s proof, edition of 50, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, OC8-524

Horseplay of Indian Jesters, d. 1954, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 11 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches, TOG2444

In Ranchos de Taos, d. 1973, etching on paper, number 7 in an edition of 75, 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches, TOG3405.A

Indian Summer, d. 1943, etching on paper, 8 3/4 x 12 inches, TOG4673

Indian Infusion, d. 1965, intaglio on paper, edition of 75, 18 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, TOG2372

Jesters Cooling Off, d. 1973, etching on paper, edition of 75, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG2373

On the Road to Latir Lakes, d. 1979, etching and drypoint on paper, number 18 in an edition of 50, 15 x 11 3/8 inches, TOG3465

Peaks of Paonia, d. 1968, etching, 15 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG5853

Pine and Peak, d. 1981, etching on paper, edition of 75, 15 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches, TOG3466

Point Lobos Pines, d. 1938, etching, edition of 75, 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches, TOG5442

Point Lobos Shore, d. 1942, etching, edition of 20, 11 x 5 3/4 inches, TOG5444

Rabbit Hunters on the Way, d. 1973, drypoint on paper, artist's proof edition of 35, 11 x 18 7/8 inches, TOG2525

Ranchito – New Mexico, d. 1936, drypoint, edition of 30, 10 x 12 7/8 inches, TOG5452

Return of the Pack Train, d. 1983, Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 8 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches, OC204-1

Rio Grande Gorge, d. 1936, drypoint, edition of 30, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, TOG5359

Shield Dancers, d. 1958, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 11 7/8 x 15 inches, TOG2528

Road in Ranchos de Taos, d. 1941, etching, edition of 75, 5 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches, TOG5086.A

Snowy Banks, d. 1943, etching, 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, TOG6091

Southwestern Summer, d. 1945, drypoint and aquatint, edition of 125, 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches, TOG5462

Staurolite Ledge Above Taos, d. 1973, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper, number 2 in an edition of 25, 10 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG3395.A

Strength from the Sea, d. 1938, etching on paper, edition of 75, 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG5447

Sunset and Evening Star, d. 1950, drypoint and aquatint, edition of 35, 12 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, TOG5454

Taos in WInter, d. 1934, drypoint and aquatint, 10 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches, TOG5833

Taos Pueblo Stream, d. 1983, drypoint and aquatint on paper, 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, TOG3072

The Adobe Makers, d. 1983, etching and drypoint, 5 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG5869

The Mountain Cabin, c. 1930s, drypoint and aquatint, edition size unknown, 5 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches, TOG5449

To the Corral, d. 1976, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper, number 7 in an edition of 50, 9 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches, TOG3397.A

War's End, d. 1947, drypoint on paper, edition of 35, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, TOG3413.A

Western Pine, d. 1937, drypoint and etching, edition of 25, 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, TOG5360

Winter Solstice Dance, d. 1962, etching and drypoint on paper, number 49 in an edition of 50, 13 x 18 3/4 inches, TOG3073

Shield Dancers, ed. no. 35 of 35, drypoint, 11-7/8 x 15 inches, TOG2528

Courtyard in Chimayó, artist's proof, d. 1973, etching, 7-1/4 x 8-3/4, OC336-2

Years Ago in Arroyo Seco, artist's proof, d. 1981, etching and drypoint, 5-7/8 x 8-3/4, OC148-1

Penitentes by Moonlight (ed. no. 22 of 50), etching, drypoint and aquatint, 11 x 14 inches, TOG6697