Born. 1869 in Chemnitz
German Artist, Impressionist
About the artist
Hugo Schimmel was born in Chemnitz in 1869. He began his artistic training in Paris before continuing his studies in Berlin with Friedrich Ernst Wolfram. He spent two years in Dresden with Professor Carl Bantzer at the Dresden Acadamy and a further two years in Paris.
In 1908 Schimmel returned to Germany where he settled in Munich.
Even though Schimmel was seen as an impressionist painter, his work was often filled with vivid details of beautiful figures captured in festivities of celebration.
During the war he served in the infantry and produced a number of sketches. He returned for a short period to Dresden after the war, before eventually returning to Munich. His war sketches were published in the 1920s and he became famous for his renaissance style portraits of women with a modern adaptation.
Hugo Schimmel died in 1936