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“Indian Ovens” Gene Kloss Etching On Laid Paper, 1941


An early example by an American master. Gene Kloss, recognized during her lifetime as an artist of merit, began her career in 1925 while on a camping trip in Taos with her husband, poet and composer Phillip Kloss. She brought a 60 pound etching press with her and was able to produce work in the field that is sought after today. A meticulous craftsman she was engaged by the WPA during the depression to produce a print series of the New Mexico Indians of which “Indian Ovens” is a prized image.

This example, while not examined out of the frame, has excellent contrast and detail. The work also retains a George Brodhead framers label. Brodhead, an artist in his own right maintained an art gallery in Rochester NY on East Avenue for many years showing and selling to the carriage trade. He apparently had a good “eye” and held shows an exhibitions for many artists now well recognized.

Overall size measures 13.75” by 14.75”. Sight size is 7.5” x 9”.