Beth Van Hoesen

Beth Van Hoesen

Beth Van Hoesen 


Catalogue Raisonné of Limited-Edition Prints, Books, and Portfolios  

The artist and printmaker Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) created a remarkable body of editioned art. This catalogue raisonné authoritatively documents and fully illustrates her work in limited-edition prints, books, and portfolios. Sample preparatory drawings and proofs with artist notes are featured, allowing for a more complete understanding of Van Hoesen’s art.

Van Hoesen studied art at Stanford University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948. She traveled to France and studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts deFontainebleau, Académie Julian, and Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Her work is represented in numerous public collections, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oakland Museum of California; Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; University Museums, Iowa State University; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



I always liked drawing and line...one reason is that it is so portable—you can always carry a pencil and paper with you, and once it becomes a habit it is as simple as keeping a diary, only it is a visual one.
—Beth Van Hoesen

592 pages, 1,147 color plates