Centuries Old (St. Francis Assisi Church) by Gene Kloss

Centuries Old (St. Francis Assisi Church) by Gene Kloss

Centuries Old (St. Francis Assisi Church)

Gene Kloss

Title

Centuries Old (St. Francis Assisi Church)

 
Artist

Gene Kloss

  1903 - 1996 (biography)
Year
1979  
Technique
etching, drypoint & aquatint 
Image Size
9 x 14 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's proof, total edition of 25. 
Annotations
inscribed N.A. after the signature; pencil titled and editioned in lower left 
Reference
Sanchez 583, illustrated on page 165, volume II 
Paper
heavy, white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JALY102 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

Parishioners exit the front gate of the St. Francis Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Kloss has illuminated the church with white light, contrasting the figures and the sky to create a subtle but dramatic composition, befitting the subject.

"Centuries Old" is illustrated on page 159 of the book 'Gene Kloss Etchings' by Gene and Phillips Kloss. On page 158 Phillips Kloss comments about this work:

"The Ranchos Church is a shrine for Catholics and Protestants alike. It has stood for two centuries and will stand for two centuries more, unless an atomic was destroys contemporary civilization and a new-world religon is formulated. It is a beautiful church. There were architects among the early Fathers..."