Hans Kleiber (German/American, (1887 - 1967) ) was born in Cologne, Germany in 1887 and died at the Eventide Nursing Home in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1967. He was a traditional Western etcher, painter, and illustrator.
He came to Wyoming from Germany in 1906. He left school after a year to help support the family. In 1907, at age 18, he entered the U. S. Forestry Service as a Ranger with duties throughout the Northwest. When he resigned in 1924, it was to devote his entire time to art, despite his lack of formal art instruction.
In 1931, he received the Silver Medal Award from the California Print Makers Society. He was a member of the Associated American Artists.
His work is in the collection of the Library of Congress; the Wyoming State Art Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming; the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming; the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana; The Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming; and the Buffalo Bill Historical Society in Cody, Wyoming.
Sources: Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum The Meadowlark Gallery
His etchings today are listed in various galleries from $500.00 to $1200.00 unframed. We offer this at a substantial discount.
Title: The Old Cottonwood Tree
Size: 7 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches (18.4 x 27.3 cm); framed under glass 14 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches.
Edition of 250
Signed and titled in pencil in lower margin.
Published by Associated American Artists, New York
Condition: Light overall paper discoloration. Not examined out of frame.
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