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Gene Kloss was an American female painter and printmaker. Gene Kloss was the artist’s male moniker she signed her paintings with. Gene Kloss was renown for her work with the landscape prints of the American West.

Gene Kloss was born Alice Geneva Glasier in Oakland, California in the year 1903.

The artist attended the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended what is now called the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California College of the Arts.

Kloss was the only printmaker who was part of the Works Progress Administration.

Her main mediums were watercolors, oils, and etchings. Over her career the artist created more than 600 etchings.

Kloss was elected to the National Academy of Design.

Gene Kloss passed away in 1996. She was 92 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $30,000.

Like many of the artists from the Golden Age of Illustration, Gene Kloss showed incredible sense of design with her portrayals of life in the American West of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.