Born in Greeley, CO on Oct. 30, 1908. By the early 1930s Hesse had moved to Los Angeles where he studied with Paul Sample, Millard Sheets, and at USC. Working in a Regionalist style, he painted urban scenes of Los Angeles and landscapes of the surrounding area. He died in Hawaii in April 1985. Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1932-39; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1933-34; Ebell Club (LA), 1934 (3rd prize); Santa Cruz Art League, 1934, 1938; Laguna Beach AA, 1930s; San Francisco Art Association, 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who in American Art
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