Presidio View by Gene Kloss

Presidio View by Gene Kloss

Presidio View

Gene Kloss

Title

Presidio View

 
Artist

Gene Kloss

  1903 - 1996 (biography)
Year
1926  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
5 15/16 x 4 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not editioned, proofs only 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Sanchez/Kloss 95; illustrated: volume 1, page 60; illustrated in St. Gaudens/Schiffer, Emerging from the Shadows, Vol. II pg. 631 
Paper
antique-white, laid R J Head & Co 
State
i/i 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
CAAL116 
Price
$900.00 
Description

This is a view of San Francisco Bay from a hill in the Presidio, the former San Francisco military base, now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The roofs of the barracks are seen at the bottom of the hill and in the distance is the octagonal rotunda of the California Fine Arts, built for the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. Out in the bay Alcatraz is visible to the right. This was done before the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges were built.

Oakland, California born Geneva "Gene" Kloss is generally associated with the Southwest and her adopted home of Taos, New Mexico, but she learned her chops in California, doing many spacial landscapes of the Bay Area, such as this rare etching, which was not editoned.