| Lowell Hess's art career has spanned 6 decades. After
serving in World War II as a lieutenant in the US Army,
this Oklahoma native attended the Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn, NY. He subsequently worked as an illustrator in
the heyday of magazine illustrations. His works were
featured in many publications, including Collier's and
Boy's Life. He also illustrated numerous book series
including Golden Books.
Demonstrating the versatility of his craft, Lowell went on
to design and illustrate pop-up greeting cards for
Graphics 3, Inc. These cards incorporated a unique
design feature that Lowell pioneered using rubber bands
as the pop-up mechanism. Lowell and Graphics 3, Inc.,
have produced greeting cards for more than 25 years. In
the 1990's, Lowell undertook yet another creative
endeavor. He began creating whimsical wood-carvings,
continuing his humorous vision in a new medium.
Lowell's design and handiwork extended to his creating
reproductions of colonial furniture for his 1672-built New
England saltbox home.