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Hugo Sperger

Mirano, Italy 1922

Salyersville, Kentucky 1996


After serving in the U.S. Army, Sperger returned to his home in upstate New York, but felt himself a misfit in an industrial environment. Eventually he moved to rural Kentucky, where he painted for almost forty years.

Lynda Hartigan Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999)