Jeffrey Hessing

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1979

BORN: 1952 in Brooklyn, New York
RESIDES: Nice, France

Jeffrey Hessing was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to the medieval village of Vence, France in 1980. The vivid landscapes and interiors from France convey the intensity of the region's color and light, as well as the passionate way in which inhabitants of Provence savor every aspect of life. Currently Hessing resides in Zhujiajiao Shanghai, China, an ancient water village which he describes as magical. From France to China and places in between, Hessing’s work diarizes his life in brilliant color. Painting on rooftops, from bridges, or from wilderness perches have turned his plein-air painting into an adventure. His extensive travels for exhibitions have provided exotic subjects for landscapes, interiors, cityscapes, and accumulated objects.
A student of American sculptor and printmaker Leonard Baskin, Hessing is also strongly influenced by the Fauvist palette and their wildly expressive techniques. While Hessing has exhibited extensively throughout France, he has also exhibited in China, Hong Kong, Monaco, South Korea, Switzerland, Slovakia, England, and has shown at Pucker Gallery for more than 30 years. His work is included in the permanent collection of Boston Public Library, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

Past Exhibitions:

   Jeffrey Hessing  Trees and Path  Oil on canvas 21.5 x 25.5" JH164

Jeffrey Hessing
Trees and Path
Oil on canvas
21.5 x 25.5"
JH164

   Jeffrey Hessing  Toroweap  Oil on canvas 12 x 16.25" JH255

Jeffrey Hessing
Toroweap
Oil on canvas
12 x 16.25"
JH255

   Jeffrey Hessing  Roses  Oil on canvas 29 x 24" JH283

Jeffrey Hessing
Roses
Oil on canvas
29 x 24"
JH283

   Jeffrey Hessing  Mountain Village  Oil on canvas 18 x 22" JH289

Jeffrey Hessing
Mountain Village
Oil on canvas
18 x 22"
JH289

   Jeffrey Hessing  A Gentle City  Oil on canvas 38 x 50.75" JH778

Jeffrey Hessing
A Gentle City
Oil on canvas
38 x 50.75"
JH778