Allen Hess
Artist Gallery

Born in 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, Allen Hess received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Dayton Art Institute, and his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1976. He has taught fine art photography and digital imaging in various institutions including Princeton University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology and The Visual Studies Workshop.

His personal work has been twice honored by his peers through National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1981 and 1990. He was twice a finalist in the Massachusetts Council of the Arts competition and received a Maine Photographic Workshops Work Grant award in 1988 to make aerial photographs of floods.

Mr. Hess’ work has been exhibited at The Historic New Orleans Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Houston Center for Photography, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. His work in housed in numerous major United States collections such as those of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography- Rochester, NY, the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston; the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO; the Art Institute of Chicago; the New Orleans Museum of Art; The Historic New Orleans Collection; the University of Louisville Photographic Archives and the Princeton Art Museum.

Published examples of his work may be found in: BETWEEN HOME AND HEAVEN, Contemporary Landscape Photography by Merry Foresta; THE NEW COLOR by Sally Eauclare; and COURT HOUSE, edited by Richard Pare.

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