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Donald Marc Hess

Donald Marc Hess, Swiss diversified financial services company executive. Named one of Top 200 Collectors, ARTnews Magazine, 2004-2008. Co-founder Kunst Heute Foundation, Bern, 1982; president, mem executive committee International Green Cross Switzerland, 1994-1996.

Background

  • Hess, Donald Marc was born on August 3, 1936 in Bern, Switzerland.

  • Education

    • Ecole Superieure De Commerce, Neuchatel University. Brewmaster, Doemens, Munich, 1957.

    Career

    • President Steinholzli Brewery, Bern, 1957-1968. Chairman Hess Holding, since 1968. Chairman Valser Mineral Water, Ltd., Vals, Switzerland, Hess Ltd., Bern, Blue Lake, Ltd., Blausee, Switzerland, Hess International, V.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands.

      Chief Executive Officer The Hess Collection Winery, Napa, California. Board directors Kambly Bisquits, Ltd., Trubschachen, Switzerland, since 1988, Hess Art Collection Ltd., Bern, since 1998. Founder Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum, Napa, California, since 1989, Hess Collection Art Exbhn.

      Space at Vinopolis-City of Wine, 1 Bank End, London, since 1999.

    Works

    • Franz Gertsch Hess Collection
    • Contents Foreword Introduction Artist's Statement Biography Paintings & Watercolours 1970-1986 Woodcuts 1986-1995 Paintings on paper 1993-1995, Solo Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Museum Collections Literature N.
    • Franz Gertsch Hess Collection
    • Contents Foreword Introduction Artist's Statement Biography Paintings & Watercolours 1970-1986 Woodcuts 1986-1995 Paintings on paper 1993-1995, Solo Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Museum Collections Literature N.
    • Hess Art Collection - New Works
    • My love affair with contemporary art began over thirty years ago when I started both to collect it and to explore its boundless possibilities.

    Membership

    Co-founder Kunst Heute Foundation, Bern, 1982. President, mem executive committee International Green Cross Switzerland, 1994-1996.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collector Contemporary Art.

    Connections

    • Son of Hector Albert and Louise (McNeir) Hess. Divorced; 1 child, Alexandra.
    • father: Hector Albert Hess
    • mother: Louise (McNeir) Hess
    • child: Alexandra Hess
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    Born August 3, 1936
    Nationality
    • 1957
      Doemens
    • 1957 - 1968
      President, Steinholzli Brewery
      Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland
    • 1968
      chairman, Hess Holding

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