Hans Kleiber
1887-1967, American

Disturbed Pintails
1887-1967, American

This beautiful wildlife etching by Hans Kleiber measures 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Published in 1948 in an edition of 250 by Associated American Artists, it is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kleiber was a Wyoming painter, illustrator and etcher. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.

Painting

Sheep and Mallards
1843-1885, Dutch

Oil on mahogany panel, image size 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches

Print

Steeple Street from Thomas Street
1882-1956, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, ed. 26/28, pencil signed and titled

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.