Born in 1923, Robert Kaess was a listed post World War
II California artist who studied at the University of California - Berkeley
under Margaret Peterson, Erle Loran, and John Haley. He received a BFA in
1948 and a MFA in 1950.
He was known for his abstract, gestural, calligraphic
lunar forms that suggested interstellar landscapes. Robert Kaess exhibited
at the 70th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in the San Francisco
Museum in 1941. He also had a solo exhibition in London, England, followed
by annual participation in the Oakland Art Gallery and Oakland Art
His career was cut short by the development of an
allergy to oil paint, after which he studied medicine. He died in 1991.