Gene Kloss (American, 1903-1996). Large watercolor on paper painting depicting a mountainous landscape. Signed along the lower right.
Born in Oakland, California, in 1903, Gene Kloss grew up in the Bay Area, where she attended the University of California at Berkeley, and studied under Perham Nahl. She graduated in 1924 and studied for an additional two years at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In 1925 she married Phillips Kloss, a poet and composer, and honeymooned in New Mexico. This was the first time Kloss spent time in the Southwest, and it sparked a lifelong passion for its landscape and culture. This watercolor reflects her love of the natural world.Sight; height: 27 3/4 in x width: 20 in. Sheet; height: 20 1/2 in x width: 28 1/2 in. Framed; height: 31 in x width: 39 1/4 in.
The artwork is in good condition. The colors are bold and bright. The sheet is hinged along the top with masking tape. The four edges of the artwork have some areas with adhesive residue, with some tape remnants along the middle of the right edge, visible on the verso. Some faint marks from the mat visible on the recto along the extreme edges. The verso has some foxing and there is wear to the frame. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.