Ulrich Hubner Biography

Ulrich Hubner




Painter and printmaker Ulrich Hubner was born in Berlin on June 17, 1872, into a family of artists, including grandfather Rudolf Julius Benno Hubner, a German historical painter, art professor, and art critic.

Hubner’s academic training began in Karlsruhe under Robert Poetzelberger, Gustav Schonleber, and Carlos Grethe, followed by enrollment at a private art school in Munich operated by Fredrich Fehr. In 1899, he became a member of the Berlin Secession, and in 1906 and 1907 was on the advisory board.

In 1905 he became one of the first recipients of the Villa Romano Prize, considered now to be the oldest arts award bestowed by Germany, offering the chance for qualifying artists to spend a year at the 19th century Villa Romana in the southern outskirts of Florence, Italy. In 1907 he won a prize for advertising designs presented by Ludwig and Otto Stollwerck of the Stollwerck chocolate company.

Hubner painted in Berlin, Havel, and, in the summers, Hamburg, Lübeck, Rostock and Travemünde (where he had his principal residence from 1909 to 1912). While there, he specialized in harbor and other maritime scenes.

He held exhibitions with the Kunstverein in the Kunsthalle Hamburg in 1910. His works are included in the collections of the Behnhaus museum, the Berlinische Galerie, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. Hubner died on April 29, 1932 in Neubabelsberg.