Gene Kloss
(1903-1996)


Gene Kloss (born Alice Geneva Glasier) had already established the beginnings of a distinguished art career in her native California when she first visited Taos on her honeymoon in 1925. She reportedly said she considered herself a New Mexican from that day forth.

A stalwart of the Taos art colony, she created paintings, watercolors and a prodigious number of etchings and aquatints—more than 625 in a seventy-year career. She earned the respect of all the members of the occasionally contentious Taos Society of Artists as well as the regard of her peers nationally, who elected her to Associate Membership in the prestigious National Academy of Design in 1950 and Full Membership in 1972—the first American woman printmaker ever to be so honored.

She is known today primarily for her many highly accomplished and innovative prints of the Western landscape and particularly of the lives and ceremonies of the many Pueblo people whom she befriended and esteemed.

She is now universally considered one of the major printmakers of the 20th Century. Her work graces scores of major private collections here and abroad as well as the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The Carnegie Institute, The San Francisco Museum of Art, The Library of Congress and the National Academy of Design.

~ Gene Kloss and Gallery A ~

Mary Sanchez

Gallery A, the longest-continuously-operating gallery in Taos, (and probably New Mexico) closed its doors at the beginning of 2007 upon the retirement of the owners, Gene and Jules Sanchez.

Mary L. Sanchez, Gene Sanchez’s mother and a close friend of Gene Kloss, acquired Gallery A in 1960 as a venue for New Mexico artists—Gene Kloss among them--and Ms. Kloss showed her work there exclusively for more than 25 years. Gallery A and Gene Kloss have been synonymous in the minds of many people ever since. In the latter years of this time, Gene Sanchez undertook the daunting task of producing a Kloss catalogue raisonne. It was published in 2009, and is today considered the definitive work on the artist.

We at Taos Fine Art are grateful for the confidence that Gene and Jules Sanchez have placed in us by choosing us to “adopt” Gallery A’s marvelous collection of Gene Kloss material. They have been dedicated and attentive stewards of her work for many, many years and we are honored and humbled by the responsibility they have passed on to us. We will do our best to continue the tradition of care and professionalism they have established.


Jules & Gene Sanchez

Gene Kloss
Paintings and Drawings
 
The Bishop's Apricot
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Desert Drama Study
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Conclave
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Foot Race Beginning
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Indian Maidens
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In the Feather Dance
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Road to Hondo Past War Dance
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Spring in Taos Canyon
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Winters Snow's Finale
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Near Wind and Water Point
 
Original Prints
 
A Bygone Day in Sante Fe Adobe Dusk

 

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The Adobe Makers
A Morning in April
       
Alberto's Burro Age Old Rhythm

 

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All Souls Day Offering Along The Roaring Fork
       
Blessings on San Felipe Day Buffalo Dance Maiden


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Buttes at Lukachukai California Coast
       
Carding Wool the Old Spanish Way Chance Encounter


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Cherry Blossom Time Comanche Dance-Ildefonso Pueblo
       
Corn Dance Maiden Corn Dancers Coming


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Corn Husking Time Corn Husking Taos Pueblo
       

Courtyard in Chimayo

Crusita


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Dancers Will Bring Rain Deer Dance
       
Domingo Basket Dance End of the Dance-Cochiti


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Eve of the Green corn Ceremony Far Across the Rio Grande
       
Feather Dance-Domingo Fiesta Afternoon


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Gathering Broomgrass Ghost City
       
High in the Rockies
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Indian Jesters Making Dust

 

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Indian Singer Indian Summer
       
In Ranchos de Taos In the Berkeley Hills

 

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January Morning Jesters Fun
       
The Journey Keresan Dancers


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Laguna Pueblo in 1925 Late Sunlight on the Cliffs
       
Magpies and Redtailed Hawk Midsummer Fiesta

 

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Mine and Mountain Sketch Moonlight Circle Dance
       
Navajo Canyon Cliffs Near San Mateo
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Noonday Shadows Of Taos and Apache Lineage
       
Old Mesilla On Christmas Day


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Open Range Peaks of the Paonia
       
Penitente Easter Penitente Fires
       

 

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Pine and Peak Pines and Pelicans
       
Pines on Point Lobos Prelude to the Gift Dance


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Prospector's Palace Pueblo Dancer
       
Pueblo Firelight Dance Pueblo Feather Dance

 

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Pueblo Leader Quoth the Raven Nevermore
       
Red Mountain Relic Return of of the Pack Train

 

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Return of the Processional Return of the Woodgatherers
       
Riders at Sundown Riding by Moonlight


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The Rio Grande at Embudo Rocky Mountain Valley
       
San Francisco Water Front San Francisco Yacht Harbor

 

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Shadowed Buttes Shield Dancers
       
Singers Over the Bridge Snow on the Dallas Divide


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Song of the Buffalo Hunt Song of Creation
       
Song of the Sun Turning North Stormclouds Over Vallecito

 

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Strength From the Sea Summmer Evening in New Mexico
       
Summer Flower Sundown

 

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Taos Pueblo Stream Taos Valley Winter
       
To a Corral
Tranquility of Winter

 

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Tres Orejas

Tribute to the Earth
       
Trip to Town Victory Dance Motif


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The Visitor's Tale War's End
       
Watching a Winter Dance
Watching the Clowns at Cochiti

 

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The Wheat Field
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Where Ruby Silver is Found
       
Windcarved Winter Solstice Dance


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Winter Woods Years Ago in Arroyo Seco
       
Young Navajo Mother Zero Weather


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