James Hess was active/lived in Kansas. James Hess is known for landscape.
Biography James Hess
Painter, specialized in landscape. Earliest known painting of the University of Kansas, Lawrence done for his landlord, Joel White, in exchange for rent. Studied painting in Lawrence with Mrs. James H. Canfield. Painted "View of Old North College," ca. 1879.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 16, 2005
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.