(1858 - 1890)
James N. Hess was active/lived in Pennsylvania. James Hess is known for animal, landscape painting, illustration.
Biography James Hess
This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Executive Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.
James N. Hess (1858 – December 29, 1890)
AKA “John N. Hess,” “J. N. Hess”
Animal and landscape painter and illustrator. Though he has long been incorrectly listed as John N. Hess in most reference sources, he is in reality a man named James N. Hess. Born in Pennsylvania the son of a house painter, he was crippled from Typhoid Fever as a child and through the aid of a local benefactor was able to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He is best remembered as an important influence on the internationally renowned African American pa
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