Born in Valley Ford, CA on Jan. 31, 1903. While a resident of San Francisco in the 1920s, Hess studied at the CSFA. From 1929 until 1968 he worked for the Department of Highways in Sacramento. Hess died in Sacramento, CA on Nov. 9, 1986. His subject matter covers a wide variety and is of the German Expressionist school.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1925-27; Modern Gallery (SF), 1927 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1928; SFMA Inaugural, 1935, 1945; Crocker Art Gallery, 1949, 1951; Calif. State Fair, 1970.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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