|MERCHANT, ART COLLECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 13 Jan 1881, Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 20 Oct 1967, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg|
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Pragfriedhof, Friedhofstrasse 44
Hugo Borst entered the company of his uncle Robert Bosch when he was nineteen years old. He was part of the team that made Bosch grow into an internationally relevant company before the First World War. For a long time he held the position of Sales Director.
In 1931 he opened the public Art Gallery "Künstlerhaus Sonnenhalde" and he displayed over 600 statues and paintings until his death. During the nazi era he showed work by Rudolf schlichter and other artists that were disliked by the nazis. From 1946 to 1961 the Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart held exhibitions at his gallery. In 1956 he was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by federal president Theodor Heuss.
After his death in 1969 in Stuttgart most of his collection went to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Hugo Borst â€“ Wikipedia