HUGO SCHEIBER

HUGO SCHEIBER - Biography


Hugó Scheiber (Budapest, 1873 - Budapest, 1950) was a Hungarian painter.
Talented since the first tests as a self-taught, later pupil of Henrik Papp at the School of Design, he experimented with wall painting by studying and reworking popular Hungarian themes. He then left for Paris and Berlin, which in those years would become his adoptive cities, contaminating himself with the new modernist moments and the new cultural ferments such as expressionism and the Fauves.
A personal friend of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, he joins the futurist movement, developing a mittle-European project of cubofuturism that will deeply influence Hungarian culture. In 1923, continuing a transversal path in almost all the historical avant-garde, he was invited by Herwath Walden, publisher of Sturm to exhibit together with the group of Paul Klee, Vasilij Vasil'evič Kandinskij, Franz Marc, Marc Chagall. It is on this occasion that he meets Katerine Dreier who introduces him to the environments of New York, the city in which he definitively establishes himself, he creates two important solo shows, selling his works also at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Among his favorite themes the world of theater, variety, nightlife. With bright colors, always original. In Hungary it is celebrated today as one of the masters of the century.