Hans Wesso

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(August 19, 1894 – May 12, 1948)

Hans Wesso was the professional name of German-born magazine artist Hans Waldemer Wessolowski. He was educated at the Berlin Royal Academy, and worked his way through school doing cartoon work. He immigrated to the United States in 1914, by jumping ship and swimming to New Orleans.

His first SF art was done in 1929 for Amazing.

A great traveler, Wesso traveled around the world twice.

He was one of the most influential SF artists of the 1930s, doing magazine covers as well as interior illustrations. In addition to Amazing, he did artwork for Amazing Quarterly, Astonishing Stories, Captain Future, Dynamic, Fantastic, Marvel Science Stories, Startling Stories, Super Science Stories, Strange Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Unknown.

Hans Wesso art on an ad for TWS, Startling Stories and Captain Future from the Chicon program book, 1940.

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