Jess
American, 1923-2004
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Jess - Secret Compartments,
Tibor de Nagy
2016
Jess: Movie Posters and Selected Works,
Tibor de Nagy
2014
Jess: Looking Past Seeing Through,
Tibor de Nagy

Trained as a chemist, Jess Collins (who went simply by “Jess”) decided to renounce science and pursue art full-time after having a gruesome nightmare about the end of the world. He began making art in 1949. Though he worked outside of the contemporary art mainstream, Jess ultimately gained critical esteem and is …

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