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Beth van Hoesen
Bobcat (Rufus)

1986

$6,900

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This etching is by Beth Van Hoesen (1926-2010). It is one of her iconic works, in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Portland Art Museum. Here are the details: Bobcat (Rufus) 1986 etching, aquatint, drypoint with roulette, á la poupée, handcolored with watercolor. On BFK Rives paper image size 11 7/8 x 19 1/4", sheet size 19 1/2 x 25 1/4", framed size 21 ¼” x 27 ¾” The print is signed in the lower right, numbered in the lower center;16/25 and titled in the lower left; Bobcat (Rufus). It is framed in dark wood and archivally double matted with acid-free mat. The print, mat and frame are in very good condition. I believe this is the 1st state of two, each of 25 copies, because all copies that I have seen indicate if they are from the 2nd state. Elizabeth "Beth" Marie Van Hoesen was born in Boise, Idaho, [1] She earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies in France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Fontainbleau (1948), the Académie Julian (1948-50), and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière (1948–50). In 1951, she enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts, where she studied under the painters David Park and Clyfford Still. Although Van Hoesen is best known for her animal portraits, her other subjects ranged from people to landscapes, still lives, and botanical subjects. She worked mainly in print media, especially etching, using drawings extensively for preparatory work. Her style is lively and playful, with attention to the telling detail. During her lifetime she exhibited at museums and galleries across the United States. In the early 1980s, a traveling exhibition of her work was organized by the Art Museum Association; it toured the United States for three years. Another touring exhibition took place the year of her death. Her work won a number of awards, including a 1981 Award of Honor in Graphics from the San Francisco Arts Commission, and a 1993 Distinguished Artist Award from the California Society of Printmakers. More than 150 public collections hold her work including: the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Weisman Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The artist's print archive was given to the Portland Art Museum. A catalogue raisonné of her work was issued in 2011.

Details

  • Creator
    Beth van Hoesen (1926, American)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    It is framed in dark wood and archivally double matted with acid-free mat. The print, mat and frame are in very good condition.
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PM01162020-11stDibs: LU66635583062

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