Abstract Sketch
1951
20" x 30"
Painting, Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right "Hugo Weber 51"; handwritten in red on verso "Hugo

About the Artist
(1918 - 1971)
Hugo Weber, painter and sculptor, was born of Swiss parents in Basel, Switzerland. He apprenticed to the sculptor Ernst Suter beginning in 1937 while attending the University of Basel. In 1939, Weber went to Paris where he studied painting with Marcel Gimond and after his service in the Swiss Army (1939-1942), he worked with Aristide Maillol and Alberto Giacometti.

Weber immigrated to the US in the 1940's and in 1946, Moholy-Nagy appointed him professor at the Institute of Design in Chicago (Chicago Bauhaus). He later became professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and he also taught at the Pennsylvania State University and at the New York University. Weber held a membership in the Abstract and Concrete Artists Alliance between 1947 and 1953.