Vogel, Hugo

BORN 15 Feb 1855, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt - DIED 26 Sep 1934, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Neuer Friedhof Wannsee [Friedhof Wannsee II], Lindenstrasse 1-2 (A.T. 62 (Ehrengrab))

Hugo Vogel was the son of a merchant. He was educated in Magdeburg and at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, where he was taught by Wilhelm Sohn and Eduard von Gebhardt.

In 1883 he exhibited his "Luther predigt während der Gefangenschaft auf der Wartburg" ("Luther preaches during his imprisonment at the Wartburg") at the Academy of Art in Berlin. From 1880 to 1886 he was a member of the Malkasten group in Düsseldorf.

After he lived in Italy for a longer period he settled in Berlin in 1886. In 1897 he became a professor at the Academy in that city. He lost this position after the so called Munch affair. In 1893 he went to Paris to study with Jules Lefebvre. He travelled to Spain, Italy, Belgium and other countries for further study. In 1900 he received a gold medal at the Great Art Exhibition in Berlin.

During the First World War he followed Paul von Hindenberg as a war painter from 1915 to 1917. In later years he lived in the Alsen colony in Berlin-Wannsee.

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• was pupil of Lefebvre, Jules


The grave of Hugo Vogel at the Neuer Friedhof Wannsee, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Aug 2016)


• Ernst, Helmut & Heinrich Stümbke, Wo sie ruhen..., Kleiner Führer zu den Grabstätten bekannter Berliner in West und Ost, Stapp Verlag, Berlin, 1986
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Published: 07 Dec 2016
Last update: 20 Apr 2022