Arts in the Environment
 

Exemplary Work - Bruno Hesse

Bruno Hesse

Swiss; 1905-1999
Hermann Hesse's first son, Bruno Hesse, was born on December 9, 1905 in Zurich. At the time, his parents – Hermann, a German poet and novelist, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, and his first wife Mia – were living in Gaienhofen on Lake Constance. After the failure of the marriage, they moved away from Gaienhofen and Bruno was sent to live with Swiss painter friend Cuno Amiet near Berne. It was here that Bruno started receiving drawing lessons. In 1926/27, he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, which was followed by several periods spent studying in Paris. Bruno Hesse continued to work as a painter up until his death in 1999. A few years before his death, Bruno Hesse recalled: "Father and I often used to go painting together, generally in the immediate vicinity of Collina d'Oro.”

Mountain Huts in Tirol

Mountain Huts in Tirol

Spychweid

Spychweid

Summer Landscape on the Oschwand

Summer Landscape on the Oschwand

 
 

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