Home > Shop > Represented Artists > Paintings > Della Taylor Hoss
Sort By:
Page of 1
Grizzly Giant Sequoia by Della Taylor Hoss Hemlock Cones by Della Taylor Hoss Sugar Pine Cone by Della Taylor Hoss
Hemlock Cones
Price: $50.00
Sugar Pine Cone
Price: $50.00
Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock
Incense Cedar by Della Taylor Hoss Jeffrey Pine Cones by Della Taylor Hoss Mountain Hemlock by Della Taylor Hoss
Incense Cedar
Price: $80.00
Jeffrey Pine Cones
Price: $80.00
Mountain Hemlock
Price: $80.00
Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock
Red Fir by Della Taylor Hoss Red Fir Cone by Della Taylor Hoss Western Dogwood by Della Taylor Hoss
Red Fir
Price: $80.00
Red Fir Cone
Price: $80.00
Western Dogwood
Price: $80.00
Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock Letterpress from the Original Woodblock
Bristlecone Cycle of Life by Della Taylor Hoss Wood Textures, Bristlecone Pines by Della Taylor Hoss Bristlecone Pine Rhythm by Della Taylor Hoss
Pigment on Rag Paper Pigment on Rag Paper Pigment on Rag Paper
Three Life Cycles by Della Taylor Hoss
Three Life Cycles
Price: $100.00
Pigment on Rag Paper
   
 
Della Taylor Hoss

Della Taylor Hoss was born in Harvey Illinois on June 3,1900. It was soon after her birth that the Taylor family relocated to California, where Della remained until her death in 1997. In 1925 Della graduated from Stanford University, with a degree in journalism, and then went on to pursue her interest in art. She began working in San Francisco for a commercial art studio, and eventually enrolled in courses to study etching and wood block printing. Della went on to study under Mark Tobey, in Seattle, for several months. While there she learned a technique called "rubbed graphic drawing", a tool she used extensively in her later career.

In 1928 Della traveled to Yosemite National Park to visit her brother, Frank J. Taylor, author of Oh Ranger, a classic commentary on life in the National Park Service. While in Yosemite Valley, she met the local U.S. Magistrate, Herman H. Hoss. Della and Herman were married and remained in the park until 1942. They had one son, Peter, who grew up along side Michael and Anne, the children of Ansel and Virginia Adams.

Stanford University Press used Della‚ôs linocut prints as illustrations for Mary Curry Tressider‚ôs book Trees of Yosemite, published in 1932. In 1996, twelve images from that book were reprinted letterpress at One Heart Press in San Francisco. Entitled Remembering the Trees, this work was produced in two sizes, 18 x 12 inches and 9 x 6 inches, in editions of 250, numbered and signed by Della Taylor Hoss. Numbers 1 through 50 are reserved for portfolio editions.

Della often apprenticed with the renowned Berkeley artist Chiura Obata, when he was the artist-in-residence in Yosemite. She also studied with Chiura Obata in Japan for an art study program. Many of her sumi paintings and etchings have been used on Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel dining room menus. This was a popular venue for many local artists, including Ansel Adams.

In 1942 Della and Herman relocated to Palo Alto, where Della continued creating art in a wide variety of forms. She used many processes including etchings, linocut, rubbed graphic drawings, carbon and colored pencil pieces, calligraphy, and clay sculpture. One result of her work during this time was the creation of a 15 print series of the Bristlecone Pine, found in the White Mountains of eastern California. Her work was exhibited, and later donated to the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, at the Carnegie Mellon University.