Two well-known and well-respected Printmakers passed away in 2010. Both of them were honorary members of the California Society of Printmakers.
Nathan Oliveira, 1928-2010, born in Oakland, CA, exhibited with Bay Printmakers Society beginning in 1956. In 1968 Bay Printmakers and California Society of Etchers merged to become California Society of Printmakers. Oliveira was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership in CSP in 1993. A few images of his prints are located here with a long list of his exhibitions.
Beth Van Hoesen, 1916-2010, is first mentioned in the CSP archives in 1958 when she helped organize a few exhibits, and in 1959 she was President of the Society. She was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership to the CSP in 1996. A few of her etchings that were published by Crown Point Press in 1965 can be viewed on the Annex Galleries website. Some nice illustrations of her animal paintings and prints are seen on her Facebook page, as well as on the Nancy Dodds Gallery website.