Gene Kloss

Gene Kloss (1903-1996) created most of her work in Taos, New Mexico. She is known for her landscapes and her portrayal of the indigenous people of Mexico. After marrying, she went by the more masculine name Gene believing her work would be more widely accepted in shows where women were usually denied. In 1972 she was an Academician member of the National Academy of Design. Her prints won numerous honors and awards and she was featured in Fine Prints of the Year and 100 Best Prints of the Year.