Beth Van Hoesen

Beth Van Hoesen

1926 – 2010

Beth Van Hoesen was born in Boise, Idaho in 1926. In 1951 she attended the California School of Fine Arts, studying under artists David Park and Clyfford Still. Van Hoesen is best known for her whimsical and playful drawings of animals and flowers, as well as portraits. Her depictions are always carefully crafted with nuance and simplicity, giving the work a timeless quality.

2012.004.001_Van Hoesen_Christmas Ball_Thumb Christmas Ball
Ink on paper, 1956
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.007_Van Hoesen_Mark in Chair_Thumb Mark in Chair
Drypoint printer’s inks on paper, 1955
6 x 4 7/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.002_Van Hoesen_After Christmas_Thumb After Christmas
Ink on paper, 1959
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.003_Van Hoesen_Oranges_Thumb Oranges
Graphite on paper, 1976
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.004_Van Hoesen_Tom and Jerry Cup_Thumb Tom and Jerry Cup
Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 1976
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.005_Van Hoesen_Woman in Chair_Thumb Woman in Chair
Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 1984
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.006_Van Hoesen_Cheryl Riley_ThumbII Cheryl Riley II
Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper, 1995
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.008_Van Hoesen_Cherry Plums_Thumb Cherry Plums
Etching with drypoint and open bite, printer’s inks on paper, 1958-1959
6 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.009_Van Hoesen_Boiler_Thumb Boiler
Etching, aquatin, printer’s inks on paper, 1960/66/72
9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.010_Van Hoesen_Castro Hill_Thumb Castro Hill
Engraving and etching with roulette, 1960
5 7/8 x 6 7/8
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.011_Van Hoesen_Drawer_Thumb Drawer
Etching, printer’s inks on paper, 1961-1972
6 3/8 x 8 7/8
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.012_Van Hoesen_Sink_Thumb Sink
Etching, aquatint, printer’s inks on paper, 1966
4 x 4 5/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.013_Van Hoesen_Tattooed Man_Thumb Tattooed Man
Etching with roulette, printer’s inks on paper, 1966
15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.014_Van Hoesen_Buds_Thumb Buds
Drypoint with roulette, printer’s inks on paper, 1977
13 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.015_Van Hoesen_Dazzle_Thumb Dazzle
Drypoint with roulette, printer’s inks on paper, 1985
11 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.015
2012.004.016_Van Hoesen_Axolotles_Thumb Axolotles
Aquatint, etching, printer’s inks on paper, 1987
7 1/2 x 7 7/8
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.016
 2012.004.018_Van Hoesen_Fringehead_Thumb  Fringehead
Aquatint, etching, drypoint, printer’s inks on paper, 1987-88
6 x 9 3/8 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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2012.004.019_Van Hoesen_Double Rose_Thumb Double Rose
Aquatint, softground etching, etching and drypoint with roulette and burnishing: Printer’s inks on paper, 1989
13 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.019