Born in Boise, Idaho, 1926, Beth Van Hoesen worked in printmaking exclusively beginning in 1956. She studied with Daniel Mendelowitz at Stanford and Clyfford Still at S.F. Art Institute. Clyfford Still introduced her to his ideas of space relationship. “Her most influential teacher was David Park at S.F. Art Institute. His stubborn determination to work from the figure in an era of increasing and fashionable abstraction was an inspiration to her.” (Robert Flynn Johnson, exhibition brochure, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara).