Hugó Scheiber

Dancer (approx. 1930), oil on canvas, 59 x 56 cm Galerie Wagner + Partner
Dancer (approx. 1930), oil on canvas, 59 x 56 cm
Hugó Scheiber

1873 - 1950, Budapest, Hungary

Born in Budapest, Scheiber moved with his family to Vienna at the age of 8. In 1898, after they had returned to Budapest, he attended painting classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Commercial Art School) in the evening. He had interest in German Expressionism and Futurism and was invited to join the Futurist movement. Scheiber moved to Berlin in 1922 and met Herwarth Walden through whom he exhibited in the famous Sturm Gallery in Berlin. His most popular themes circle around portraits, cabaret and city life. Exhibitions of his work followed in London, Rome, La Paz, and New York. Hugó Scheiber died in Budapest in 1950. His work is collected among others by the Hungarian National Gallery.