Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

Mark Hess

Classic Mail Delivery: Stagecoach (1989)
Classic Mail Delivery: Depot-Hack Style Automobile (1989)
Legends of the West: Buffalo Bill (1994)
Legends of the West: Sacagawea (1994)
Legends of the West: Bill Pickett (1994)
Civil War: Abraham Lincoln (1995)
Civil War: Frederick Douglass (1995)
Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant (1995)
Civil War: Robert E. Lee (1995)

Raised in Michigan, Mark Hess became a professional bull rider at the age of ten, but science and art captivated him. After studying painting at the University of Colorado, he honed his skills as an apprentice to his father, acclaimed designer Richard Hess. His strong visual concepts and representational blend of surrealism, irony, and humor quickly attracted industry attention. The recipient of many professional awards and honors, he has created images for such diverse clients as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Walt Disney Studios, IBM, American Express, and the U.S. Postal Service, for which he has illustrated 46 stamps.


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