Gustav Hess (1874-1940), the father of Albert G. Hess, was a farmer and politician from Coburg. This portrait may have been painted in Dresden.
August Wilckens (1870-1939) was a German painter. He studied and worked in Germany and in Denmark. Wilckens was especially known for painting genre and landscape scenes from the Danish area of Fanø.
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Wilckens, August: [Portrait of Gustav Hess], Leo Baeck Institute, 2017.24.