01

Artist Profile

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.

02

Work

Works in Our Collection

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.014

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.013

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.012

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.011

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.010

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.009

Beth Van Hoesen
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
2012.004.008

Beth Van Hoesen
Cheryl Riley II
Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper, 1995
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.006

Beth Van Hoesen
Women in Chair
Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 1984
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.005

Beth Van Hoesen
Tom and Jerry Cup
Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 1976
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
2012.004.004