John Hess was born in 1939. His weavings reflect his fascination with classical music, pre-Columbian ruins, geometric forms, and Islamic tiles. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hess earned a BS from the University of Utah in 1961. He then earned a three-year color and design certificate from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in 1964. When he returned to Utah, he studied independently at the Salt Lake Art Center and at the University of Utah.
Hess's work was part of the 67th Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art. He was the invited artist at the Utah Arts Festival in 1995. His public commissions include works that appear at Student Services Building at the College of Eastern Utah, St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Heber City, and the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts.
Biography adapted from Artists of Utah and Artist's statement.
John Hess born in Ogden is a very innovative fiber artist. A graduate of the University of Utah (1961), he is the recipient of a three year Color and Design Certificate from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco (1964).
Also a recipient of several commissions for his highly regarded work, the artist created a tapestry for State Savings and Loan, and is the author of an article for a 1972 issue of Utah Artisan entitled Weaving--Beyond a Craft.
Biography courtesy Artists of Utah and the artist.
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Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.
Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.