Cleveland, Ohio 1885
New York, New York 1964
Courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Luce Artist Quote
“I once thought that I would be perfectly willing to work at some trade and devote my leisure to painting. I am now sure that painting must have consecutive days, weeks, months, and years for its own justice.” The artist, 1913, quoted in Tarbell, Hugo Robus, 1885-1964, 1980
Born in Ohio, later studied in New York City and Paris. Primarily a Cubist painter until 1920, he became a sculptor whose lyrical, expressive style reflected his interest in "pure form," especially in the human body.
Charles Sullivan, ed American Beauties: Women in Art and Literature (New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with National Museum of American Art, 1993)
Luce Artist Biography
Hugo Robus studied at the National Academy of Design in