Hugo Darnaut

The Art Agency Weinpolter purchases quality paintings by Hugo Darnaut. Detailed information about the artist:


Hugo Darnaut (Dessau 1851 - Merkenstein, Lower Austria 1937)

Hugo Darnaut was born in Dessau and grew up in Graz. From 1871 to 1872 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His teacher was E. Peithner v. Lichtenfels. Before, he had been an apprentice to the court set painter H. Burghart. In Duesseldorf. He had been there 1873 to 1876, and was a student of Andreas Achenbach, R. Meyerheim and J. Wortmann. 

Subsequently Hugo Darnaut worked as a painter in Vienna; he was closely connected to Tina Blau, Robert Russ and Emil-Jakob Schindler. In 1877 he became a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus over which he presided from 1913 to 1918. In 1895 he was a disciple of G. Schoenleber in Karlsruhe. From 1876 on he lived permanently in Vienna. In 1893, after the death of his friend Schindler, he rented a castle, Schloss Plankenberg, near Sieghartskirchen. Hugo Darnaut taught there until 1912. 

Darnaut is famous for his atmospheric landscape paintings with motives from Upper and Lower Austria as well as Tyrol.


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