Beth Van Hoesen: The Minutiae of Everyday Life

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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
901 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849

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Date: June 22nd - August 19th, 2018

San Francisco artist Beth Van Hoesen (American, 1926–2010) began a remarkable career in printmaking in the mid-1940s. Van Hoesen was an integral figure among a group of Californians at mid-20th century who rebelled against the prevailing New York-based Abstract Expressionism. The 14 works on view in this exhibition are part of a larger gift to the museum by the artist’s estate in 2012 and represent the main themes Van Hoesen explored throughout her long career: portraits of friends, still life compositions (often treating unorthodox subjects), landscapes, and portraits of animals and pet companions.