Art Exhibit: Etched in Memory – Gene Kloss’ Taos

Saturday , March 18th, 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Alice Geneva “Gene” Kloss first arrived in Taos in 1925 while on her honeymoon, traveling the Southwest with her new husband, Phillips Kloss, and her 60-pound etching press. This trip would mark a decisive point of Kloss’ life and artistic career.

The beauty and power of New Mexico captured her heart and eye. Looking back on this time, Gene later wrote: “I was a New Mexican from then on.” Born in Oakland, California, in 1903, Kloss attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Perham Nahl. Amazed by the first print she pulled from the press, Nahl predicted she would be an etcher.

Boasting 50 works of art, including watercolors and oil paintings as well as prints of her iconic etchings, the art exhibition also features more than 20 letters handwritten by the artist.

Lunder Research Center
138 Kit Carson Rd.
Taos, NM 87571