Bessie Hoover and Herman Henry Wessel papers, 1914-1972

Wessel, Bessie Hoover, b. 1889 d. 1973
Active in Ohio

Wessel, Herman Henry, b. 1878 d. 1969
Active in Cincinnati,Ohio

Collection size: 140 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Mostly photographs of portraits by Bessie Wessel. Also included is a scrapbook of clippings about the Wessels, articles on Frank Duveneck and the Cincinnati Art Club (of which Herman Wessel was president), a biography of Bessie Wessel, three sketches by Herman Wessel, two typed class lectures by Robert Henri, and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painters; Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wessels studied under Frank Duveneck and others at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Herman Wessel was also an etcher and instructor.

Lent 1974 by Robert Wessel, the Wessels' son.

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