Beth Van Hoesen Bears Notecard Folio
American born artist Beth Van Hoesen was inspired by the painter David Park. Van Hoesen's expressive style is evident in her black bear images where she captures the personality of the individual, one of the features of her work. In her 1987 book Creatures: The Art of Seeing Animals, Van Hoesen commented, “We tend to think that animals of a breed are all alike, yet in observing and drawing them, I have found each to be unique in appearance and temperament; and each, lacking any pretense, seems to have a natural dignity. It is unsettling to look into their eyes and wonder what they know. There is a great distance between us, yet we feel so much in common as creatures.”
Van Hoesen was a master print maker and exhibited worldwide, with her work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This card set contains ten, 5 x 7 inch, full-color blank notecards, 5 each of two designs, with envelopes in a decorative folio.