Beth van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Academy Art Museum Collection

Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) was an American artist who was born in Boise, Idaho. She earned a BA from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleau, the Académie Julian, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1951, she enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts, where she studied under David Park and Clyfford Still. In 1953, she married fellow artist Mark Adams. Throughout her career, Beth Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker. She was honored with numerous awards and solo exhibitions at museums that included the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Boise Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; The Oakland Museum; and other institutions. A traveling exhibition organized by The Art Museum Association toured for three years to museums throughout the U.S. in the early 1980s. Her comprehensive catalogue raisonné was published in 2011.

Sponsored by: Maryland State Arts Council and Talbot County Arts Council


December 2, 2017 - March 4, 2018