Hugo Kārlis Grotuss

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Hugo Grotuss
Born Hugo Kārlis Grotuss
(1884-01-17)January 17, 1884
Jaunpils parish "Dočkos", Latvia
Died January 16, 1951(1951-01-16) (aged 66)
Dillingen, Germany
Nationality Latvian
Known for Painter
Notable work(s) Piones, Ainava ar rudzu statiem, Tulpes

Hugo Kārlis Grotuss (January 17, 1884 in Jaunpils parish "Dočkos" – January 16, 1951 in Dillingen) was a Latvian painter, classified as a Realist. His paintings and drawings include some of the best known and most popular works in Latvian art.

Biography[edit]

He studied in the studio of Jūlijs Madernieks and also in the Central School of Technical Drawing of Saint Petersburg. He worked as a drawing teacher in some schools of Saint Petersburg, and then became a vice-principal of the Shuvalov – Ozerskov Gymnasium.

In 1920 Grotuss returned to Latvia. He was a member of the Union of Independent Painters, also a member of the board participating in exhibitions of that Union (1921–1934). Then he worked again as a school teacher. During his life he made around 2000 paintings.