А very well-known Austrian painter and graphic artist of the late 19th – early 20th century. At first an officer, he soon started painting and served during the World War I as military painter in Serbia, Macedonia and Russia. Тhe First World War had a major impression on him. He created a recognizable style of light and dark compositions.
After 1918 he lived in Vienna and later emigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1952 a big exhibition of his works took place in the Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. Ludwig Hesshaimer was also a well known philatelist and founded the first Association of Austrian Philatelists Clubs in 1921 and united it with the later Reich Association of philatelists in Germany.
Ludwig Hesshaimer was in Macedonia during 1916, where he created numerous drawings and watercolors depicting military scenes in Monastir (Bitola), villages of Bardovci and Magarevo, Prilep, Veles, and many other places. His artistic work from Macedonian journey has been published in the book “Miniatures aus der Monarchie” from 1917. One etching entitle “Copper sellers” is in possession of the author of this lexicon