Boza Hessova, also known as Beatrice Hess, was a painter and designer born in Kralove, Dvur, Czechoslovakia on January 16, 1899. Hessova studied at the Prague Art Academy under Vacha and Kalvoda. Coming by way of Paris, she immigrated to America in 1913. For several years she worked in Chicago for the Marshall Field department store and executed murals in local churches and cathedrals. In 1928 she moved to Los Angeles where she painted portraits and landscapes. From 1948-63, she worked for the Marine Museum in San Pedro, California, where she also died on July 5, 1981.
Exhibited: Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1937 (portrait).
Works Held: Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Southern California Artists. Print.
California Art and Architecture List. Print.
Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 1928. Print.