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Beth Van Hoesen:

An Inventory of Her Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010
Title: Beth Van Hoesen Art Collection
Dates: 1960-1972
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The collection consists of four prints, three of which are artist's proofs, by the American artist and printmaker Beth Van Hoesen.
Call Number: Art Collection AR-00370
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note that a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to pull art materials to the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve Art Collection materials, please contact the Center's staff at Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Acquisition: Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, 2014 (14-02-001-G)
Processed by: Jill Morena, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Beth Van Hoesen was born in Boise, Idaho, on June 27, 1926. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford University in 1948, and she subsequently studied abroad in Mexico and France. The Bay Area-based artist pursued intaglio printmaking as her main avenue of expression throughout her career, with subjects ranging from animals to botany to nudes. Van Hoesen died in San Francisco, California, on November 16, 2010.

Van Hoesen, Beth, and Bob Hicks. Beth Van Hoesen: Catalogue Raisonné of Limited-Edition Prints, Books, and Portfolios. Manchester and New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2011.

The collection consists of four prints in three media (etching, drypoint, and aquatint), the majority of which were created with the use of a roulette. All are portrait prints, the subjects of which are herself, her husband Mark Adams, artist Ruth Asawa, and photographer Imogen Cunningham.


Adams, Mark, 1925-2006.
Asawa, Ruth.
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976.
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010.


Artists--20th century.
Photographers--20th century.
Portraits, American--20th century.

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